Thelonious Monk Centennial Celebration in 2017!
On the eve of what would have been Thelonious Monk’s 100th birthday, his son T. S. carries on his father’s legacy in the groundbreaking “Monk On Monk” ten-piece configuration. Whether newly discovered compositions by his father or the legendary songs such as ‘Round Midnight’, the music is overpowering, swinging, and timeless – just see the reviews!
T. S. Monk’s tribute to his iconic father, Monk On Monk, garnered numerous awards, critical praise, and fan acclaim. Guest artists came from around the world to celebrate Monk paternis and pay homage to the man who many have claimed as the “High Priest of Bebop” and the “Father of Modern Jazz”. In his ten-piece ensemble, taken with the instrumentation Thelonious himself employed in his legendary Town Hall concert, T. S. Monk performs unknown compositions he discovered several years ago, as he documented his father’s material. Like the family approach T. S. took in assembling the tribute, this material finds its deepest and most loving expression in the tight-knit ten-piece ensemble that has, in itself, become a musical family, the core of which is T. S.’s sextet.
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