Celebrating The Birth Of Monk, Monk’estra And John Beasley at Zipper Hall at Colburn School
Sat, October 7, 2023
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John Beasley's MONK'estra is back for its annual birthday celebration in October.
-Thelonious Monk 10/10 - 106th anniversary
-John Beasley 10/10 birthday
- MONK'estra 10th anniversary
Jazz Times described Beasley as an “ingenious interpreter of Monk” [with a] “freewheeling Monk big band that draws inspiration from hip-hop, Afro-Cuban polyrhythms and the expansiveness of Quincy Jones. Beasley’s arrangements shift from lush orchestration to taut bass-and-drum ostinatos and rhythmic modulations, and from technically demanding unison passages to open solos performed over improvised instrumental backgrounds...
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