Extended Play: May 2018

Here are some additional tracks to accompany the reading in the May 2018 issue. Track 1 were selected for the Music Notes item on the Radio Disney Music Awards, which include artist Selena Gomez. Tracks 2-7 are various compositions by composers that bridged the Modernist era of classical music to the contemporary one. Tracks 8-14 are examples of film music …

A Monastic Effort

Today, Thelonious Monk is regarded as one of jazz’s greatest minds—but it took a long time for him to get to that point.