Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thelonious Monk Tribute - TONIGHT!

For this month's SFJAZZ Hotplate event, we celebrate Thelonious Monk's birthday TONIGHT with Si Perkoff and his band Theloniousphere performing music from the jazz giant's classic 1957 recording Brilliant Corners. This performance, which includes two sets, will take place in the Joe Henderson Lab beginning at 8PM. Throughout the night, beginning at 7:30PM, I (DJ Pat Les Stache) will be spinning some of my favorite Monk selections from my personal collection. Expect to hear some gems from The Unique Thelonious Monk, Straight, No Chaser, Underground, Monk's Dream, Criss-Cross, Brilliant Corners and many others. Should be another fun night as we pay tribute to one jazz music's greatest composer's and innovators.

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Here is a great version of Monk's composition "Played Twice", performed by Anthony Braxton featuring Mal Waldron (piano), Buell Neidlinger (bass), and Bill Osborne (drums). This track was included on Braxton's 1987 recording Six Monk's Compositions. Even though this recording isn't discussed much in the jazz world, I think it's one of the best Monk tribute albums ever recorded. Enjoy!

Anthony Braxton - Played Twice

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