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Season 15 Episode 1505 | 56m 45s

Improvisational pianist and composer Thelonious Monk is among the 20th century’s most revered jazz luminaries. This film by Alain Gomis, features raw footage from an interview the artist gave to French state television in 1969. It shows Monk in the grip of a violent factory of stereotypes, offering an unfiltered glimpse at the racial indignities some artistic geniuses are asked to endure.

Aired: 04/30/23 | Expires: 04/30/26
Funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
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