Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Monk Time

Monk's first trip across the Atlantic, to Paris in the hot summer of 1957, produced his first ever solo piano recording. Which is a prime example of being totally immersed in your own playing, oblivious to the world.

Thelonious Monk - Off Minor


The Swede said...

I could listen to Monk extemporise for hours. Masterful stuff.

Roger Market said...

Awesome. The maiden voyage!

Have you heard the following cover of "Round Midnight" by Tim Amukele?

I think I've already mentioned Tim's first album, which will be released tomorrow, November 13, 2015, featuring this cover as well as a cover of Nick Drake's "Day Is Done."

Tim would love a review if you'd care to write one. :-)