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MONK'estra Plays John Beasley

John Beasley

 

Artists: John Beasley

Record Label: Mack Avenue

Genre: Jazz

 

PROVENANCE:

Recorded and Mixed to 96kHz, 24-bit WAV PCM.

Remastered in DSD256.

 

ALBUM CREDITS:

John Beasley - piano, Fender Rhodes, synthesizer
Saxophones/Woodwinds: Bob Sheppard. Banny Janklow, Chris Lewis, Tom Peterson, Adam Schroeder, Tom Luer
Trombones: Wendell Kelly, Ryan Dragon, Ido Meshulam, Steve Hughes, Francisco Torres
Trumpets/Flugelhorns: Bijon Watson, Kye Palmer, James Ford, Brian Swartz, Rashawn Ross
Bass: John Patitucci, Benjamin Shepherd
Drums: Vinne Colaiuta, Ulysses Owens, Jr., Terreon Gully
Conga: Joey De Leon
Synthesizer: Steve Tavaglione
Percussion, Shaker: Terreon Gully

 

The music of Thelonious Monk has provided a rich fount of inspiration for generations of jazz musicians, its daunting wit and impish intricacies offering endless fodder for exploration and interpretation.Reconfiguring the MONK’estra into a number of smaller combinations, Beasley brings together such peers and mentors as bassist John Patitucci and drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, his bandmates in the early 90s quartet Audio Mind and Patitucci’s bands; organ great Joey DeFrancesco, whose footsteps he followed into the Miles Davis band in 1989; and legendary flutist Hubert Laws, who hired a 20-year old Beasley and Patitucci to play Carnegie Hall. Despite the diversified repertoire and lineups, MONK’estra Plays John Beasley is very much a MONK’estra album. The name of the band, Beasley explains, is less about the name on its sheet music than about the spirit it embodies. “The band takes its mission from Monk’s boldness, courage and experimentation,” he says. “Monk was always willing to let go, let whatever happens happen and make music out of that, while maintaining his unique sense of groove.”

 

1

 

Steve-O

5:25

2

 

Sam Rivers

4:00

3

 

Monk’s Mood

3:26

4

 

Donna Lee

5:36

5

 

Song for Dub

4:41

6

 

Five Spot

5:52

7

 

Implication

4:19

8

 

Intermission

0:42

9

 

Masekela

5:44

10

 

Rhythm-a-Ning / Evidence

6:27

11

 

Off Minor

4:31

12

 

Be.YOU.tiful

5:52

13

 

Locomotive

5:38

14

 

Come Sunday

6:05

 

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https://bluecoastmusic.com/john-beasley/monkestra-plays-john-beasley#.YKamhPxR02w

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