Hip-Hop and Jazz have had an enduring and well-documented love affair that has been analyzed and “broken-down” by many. My favorite people to demonstrate this are usually DJ’s; mainly because they let the music tell the story. It’s devoid of so-called musical expertise and questionable parables. But pianist Jason Moran gets it right every time. Each time I see Moran give an interview, it’s always insightful, personal and…well, accurate. Here, he discusses pianist Thelonious Monk, and his resonance in today’s popular music. Digg it.