Wynton Marsalis: Marsalis Plays Monk: Standard Time Volume 4
Marsalis provides solo trumpet features on several of the arrangements, but the album’s concept is clearly an ensemble project. Ballads "Ugly Beauty" and "Reflections" showcase his full, sensual open trumpet sound, while "Four In One" and "Brake’s Sake" swing much faster. The session’s closing number is one of the most charming on the program. Featuring saxophonist Victor Goines, the arrangement begins with drummer Herlin Riley playing the familiar melody lightly on his drumheads. Eventually the piece turns it over to Marsalis and the septet. The music bounces as lightly and buoyantly as it did in Marsalis’ soundtrack to Tune In Tomorrow. Highly Recommended.
Track Listing: Thelonious; Evidence; We See; Monk
Personnel: Wynton Marsalis- trumpet; Walter Blanding, Victor Goines- tenor sax; Wessell Anderson- alto sax; Wycliffe Gordon- trombone; Eric Reed- piano; Ben Wolfe, Reginald Veal- bass; Herlin Riley- drums.
Record Label: Columbia Records