Mood Indigo 54: Looking Back

Leslie Keros is celebrating the 00th birthday of the great pianist and composer Thelonious Monk with an hour of music by Monk and tributes to the pianist by Billy Taylor, Roberta Gambellini, Eric Reed, Danilio Perez, Mulgrew Miller, and Ella Fitzgerald.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Leslie Keros, WDCB-FM, Chicago, October 10, 2017 [LKMI- 0054]

Thelonious Monk: It Don’t Mean A Thing

Billy Taylor: Mad Monk

Roberta Gambellini: Monk’s Prayer

Roberta Gambellini: Looking Back

Thelonious Monk: Boo Boo’s Birthday

Thelonious Monk: Green Chimneys

Thelonious Monk: Little Rootie Tootie

Eric Reed: The Baddest Monk

Danilio Perez: Hot Bean Strut

Mulgrew Miller: Waltz For Monk

Ella Fitzgerald: Round Midnight

Thelonious Monk: Epistrophy


Hosted by Leslie Keros for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Leslie Keros for WDCB-FM, Chicago

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 2017 Leslie Keros. Used with permission.