“Whatever you think can’t be done, somebody will come along and do it.” Thelonious Monk said those words; Henry Threadgill embodies those words. This Monday from 6pm to 9pm NYC time, Henry Threadgill and I put Thelonious Monk in Deep Focus on WKCR 89.9FM and WKCR.org.
The number of people who understand and can lend insight into Thelonious Monk’s music? Few. The number who know what it’s like to hear things no one has heard before? Far fewer. Besides, Henry’s a crack-up! Oh, this one…!