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Evelyn Glennie: How to truly listen In this soaring demonstration, deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie illustrates how listening to music involves much more than simply letting sound waves hit your eardrums.

Thelonious Sphere Monk (October 10, 1917– February 17, 1982) was an American jazz pianist and composer, considered one of the giants of American music. Monk had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including "Epistrophy", "'Round Midnight", "Blue Monk", "Straight, No Chaser" and "Well, You Needn't". Monk is the second-most recorded jazz composer after Duke Ellington.

The Quintet: Jazz at Massey Hall Label: Debut DLP-2 10" LP 1953 Design: Arnaud Maggs