WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2012-10-16 (Monk Special)

“Conference of the Birds” is my weekly radio program on WNUR-FM. It airs on Tuesdays from 5-7:30 am Chicago time (UTC-5). And, of course, when technology cooperates, you can just come here for the archives. You can subscribe to the podcast with this URL (click here to subscribe in iTunes).

Last Wednesday would have been Thelonious Monk’s 95th birthday. It was a pleasure to spend the whole show soaking in his great compositions, and thanks to Stephen for playing along and picking one of his own favorites to start his show after mine.



download program (145MB, 2 hrs 38 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: “In Walked Bud” – Keystone 3 (Concord)
LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka): “In Walked Bud” – JazzSpeak (New Alliance)
Eric Dolphy: “Epistrophy” – Last Date (Fontana)
Thelonious Monk: “Pannonica” – Criss-Cross (Columbia)
Thelonious Monk: “Misterioso” – The Columbia Years (1962-1968) (Columbia)
Steve Lacy: “Ugly Beauty” – The Door (Novus)
Anthony Brown’s Asian American Orchestra w/Steve Lacy: “Jackie-ing” – Monk’s Moods (Water Baby Records)
Jerry Gonzaléz: “Bye-Ya” – Latin Jazz: La Combinación Perfecta (Smithsonian Folkways)
Thelonious Monk: “Bye-Ya” – Monk’s Dream (Columbia)
Steve Lacy with Don Cherry: “Who Knows” – Evidence (Prestige)
Don Cherry/Ed Blackwell: “Mutron/Bemsha Swing/Solidarity/Arabian Nightingale” – El Corazón (ECM)
The Lounge Lizards: “Well, You Needn’t” – The Lounge Lizards (EG)
Jürg Wickihalder Overseas Quartet: “Four in One” – Furioso (Intakt)
Fats Navarro and Bud Powell: “52nd St. Theme” – The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Fats Navarro & Tadd Dameron (Blue Note)
Gigi Gryce w/Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey, Percy Heath: “Shuffle Boil” – Nica’s Tempo (CBS)
Rebirth Jazz Band: “Blue Monk” – Here to Stay (Arhoolie)
Thelonious Monk Quartet: “Blue Bolivar Blues” – Monk’s Dream (Columbia)
Miles Davis: “Straight, No Chaser” – Milestones (Columbia)
Steve Lacy/Roswell Rudd Quartet: “Brilliant Corners” – School Days (Hat Jazz)
Kronos Quartet with Ron Carter: “Crepuscule with Nellie” – Monk Suite (Landmark)
Baden Powell: “Round About Midnight” – Tristeza on Guitar (PAUSA)
Anthony Braxton/Mario Pavone Quintet: “Eronel” – Seven Standards 1995 (Knitting Factory Works)