Deconstructing one of the original deconstructers of jazz, Thelonious Monk, is no easy task, but the Italian duo of trombonist Giancarlo Schiaffini and percussionist Sergio Armaroli do exactly that on their new album Deconstructing Monk In Africa. It's one of the more unusual releases of late; you'll hear an excerpt from their extended work. Monk is also relevant to the career of pianist Frank Kimbrough. His Monk's Dreams: The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Sphere Monk has been hailed by many as his finest work. I'll have a small tribute to Frank's passing in the third segment. Some of the releases from the Swedish Kopasetic label get sampled, as do new releases from Chicago's Kuzu, the free jazz duo of Rick Countryman & Sabu Toyozumi and Germany's fine trombonist Christof Thewes. You'll also hear the final part of Live At 55 Bar from Ben Monder, Tony Malaby & Tom Rainey.
Ben Monder, Tony Malaby & Tom Rainey "Suite 3320 Part 3" from Live At 55 Bar (Sunnyside) 00:00
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Giancarlo Schiaffini & Sergio Armaroli "Deconstructing Monk In Africa" from Deconstructing Monk In Africa (Dodicilune) 17:21
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