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Jesse Stacken / Kirk Knuffke: Mockingbird

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This album's subtitle is The Music of Thelonious Monk & Duke Ellington, and it's refreshing to find the two pianist/composers united in a single conception, pointing out that they probably have more similarities than differences. This selection's other strong point (and this is all before its players even strike a note) is that the repertoire avoids almost all of the accustomed tune choices. From Monk, there's “Light Blue," “Teo," “Reflections" and “Bright Mississippi." From Ellington (and Billy Strayhorn), “Such Sweet Thunder" and “Sunset And The Mockingbird." Trumpeter Kirk Knuffke in particular is identified with new jazz in ...



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