After Over a Decade Hiatus, T.S. Monk is Back with a Stirring Live Album
This episode of Underground Magnolia Podcast shines the spotlight on jazz musician T.S. Monk, also the son of jazz legend Thelonious Monk.
After a decade plus recording absence, he’s back with the live album “Two Continents, One Groove.”
The prolific jazz drummer, composer, and bandleader discusses:
- Why it took so long to release a new project.
- The meaning of the album's title.
- His band's contribution, including a song dedicated to his father that addresses the racism many musicians faced in the heyday of New York's live music club scene.
- Growing up with Thelonious Monk, his ongoing legacy, and the day the younger Monk realized who his father was.
- How other jazz greats such as Miles Davis, Max Roach, and John Coltrane were frequent visitors to the Monk home.
- The importance of jazz as an American art form created by African Americans.
For more on T.S. Monk and Thelonious Monk, go to https://theloniousmonk.store/pages/legacy or on Instagram @tsmonkofficial.
Buy the album at https://storyvillerecords.bandcamp.com/album/two-continents-one-groove.
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