The jazz pianist defied classification while steadfastly affirming her roots in the hard-bop tradition of her native Detroit. She died Tuesday in Philadelphia.
The Grammy-winning bassist’s sense of swing shines through on this session with Marian McPartland, who joins in on “My Foolish Heart” and “All Of You.”
The saxophonist opens up about the legacy of his father, Dewey Redman, and performs with Still Dreaming — his own nod to the quartet his dad once helped convene as an homage to Ornette Coleman.
Released for the first time this year, Monk’s spirited musical contributions to the 1959 French film Les Liaisons Dangereuses expand listeners’ understanding of his creative genius.