T. S. Monk and Marian McPartland

Jul 18, 2018

Percussionist T. S. Monk was born into the world of jazz, but it wasn’t until his late teens that he dedicated himself to music. His first performance was in 1970 with his father, the legendary pianist Thelonious Monk. Until his father’s passing in 1982, T. S. Monk focused on recording and performing, and by 1986 his family had established the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. On this 1995 Piano Jazz, Monk talks to McPartland about his father’s legacy, and bassist Scott Colley joins them for a trio on the standard “Blue Monk.”

About the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz: https://monkinstitute.org/

Full episode: https://www.npr.org/event/music/528135123/t-s-monk-on-piano-jazz