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Coming Out from Under Monk's Shadow

The members of Sphere are heavily influenced by Thelonious Monk; some of them even performed with him. Jazz critic Francis Davis says their original compositions fall short of Monk's tunes, but the musicians' individual solos are outstanding.

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Other segments from the episode on August 17, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 17, 1987: Interview with Cy Coleman; Review of Sphere's album "Four for All"; Interview with Rebecca Wells; Review of the fall television season.

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