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Legendary Jazz Producer Orrin Keepnews Discusses Working with Thelonius Monk.

Independent jazz producer Orrin Keepnews. For the past 30 years he's produced the music of jazz artists like Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner and Wes Montgomery. He was the founder of two important jazz labels, Riverside Records and Milestone Records. This year, he won a Grammy for the liner notes of a new box set of the complete Riverside recordings of Thelonious Monk.

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Other segments from the episode on March 15, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 15, 1988: Interview with Dan Wakefield; Commentary on Louis Jordan; Interview with Orrin Keepnews; Review of Doris Lessing's novel "The Fifth Child."

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