'Round Midnight

Tim Stephens

April 20, 2020. Vocalist Maci Miller is not a stranger to the Philly jazz scene, hailing from Harrisburg and now nestled in Bucks County. In fact, she’s not a stranger to the international jazz scene, with albums that have had a global reach, and one released overseas.

Credit: William P. Gottlieb

A romantic ballad launched one career, revived another, and became a beloved standard for generations of musicians. WRTI’s Susan Lewis has more on Thelonious Monk's " ‘Round Midnight." The work was recorded first in 1944—but not by Monk.

Thelonious Sphere Monk left a huge footprint in the world of jazz, so we’ve decided that just one day to commemorate a Monk milestone was not enough. Monk’s 100th birthday was October 10th, and we're embarking on a year-long celebration with a different song each night at midnight, either performed by Monk or a Monk standard performed by another artist.