Nobody understands bebop piano better than Barry Harris, who at 87 is one of the great elder statesmen of our music. He graced us with his wit, erudition and piano mastery in a recent visit to Morning Jazz.
Among other things, our conversation naturally touched on Thelonious Monk, one of Barry's dear friends and deepest inspirations. He recalled one of Monk's favorite sayings, "Two is one," which he still puzzles over today. And he offered a beautiful solo rendition of Monk's ballad "Ruby, My Dear," which you can also watch, in the video clip below.