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Of Monks & Dreams: A special conversation with T.S. Monk

It's a family affair on the latest episode of Milestones as drummer-bandleader, recording artist and educator T.S. Monk joins for a special two-part episode. In part one, they discuss Monk's beginnings as a young drummer, and his iconic father's wisdom along the way. They also talk about his successful 80s R&B and dance music period, and the pivot back to his jazz origins. 32 years later, his most recent release, Two Continents One Groove, topped the jazz charts. He also shares the incredible moment as a teen, when he realized his father was more than Dad.

Milestones theme produced by Riley K. Glasper
Production Assistance: Corey Goldberg

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Angélika Beener is an award-winning journalist, DJ, host and producer. Angélika has contributed her work to Downbeat, TIDAL, The Huffington Post, NPR Music, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and National Public Radio. In addition, she has contributed liner notes to several acclaimed recording projects, including two GRAMMY®-winning albums. A journalist who writes about music and culture at the intersections of race, gender, and generation, her work in public radio has been recognized by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and The New York Association of Black Journalists.