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Paying Tribute to Thelonious Monk

Pianist Kenny Barron says that the late jazz musician's style was jagged, percussive and dissonant. Barron performs some of Monk's compositions to demonstrate this innovative approach.

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Other segments from the episode on March 24, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 24, 1989: Interview with Mark Ribowsky; Commentary on Thelonious Monk; Interview with Nicholson Baker; Review of the home video release of the film "Mrs. Miniver."

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