American Routes explores the shared and individual musical threads that contribute to the great diversity of American culture, from blues to Cajun, Tejano to jazz, country to soul and all the stops in between.

Giants of Jazz: Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane

For this special American Routes program, we follow the lives of two giants of jazz: Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane. From their humble North Carolina beginnings to their triumphs on the world stage, we'll trace their individual and inspired paths to creativity. And we'll visit with the musicians who played with the greats, including McCoy… read more

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