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T. S. Monk: Monk on Monk

Read "Monk on Monk" reviewed by Jack Bowers

A daunting task, recreating the idiosyncratic music of the legendary Thelonious Sphere Monk without lessening its power or singularity, and who better to accept the challenge than Monk’s drumming son, T.S. Monk (with a lot of help from his friends). Herein are nine of Monk’s matchless compositions, ably refashioned by T.S. and colleagues with an abundance ...

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T.S. Monk: Monk on Monk

Read "Monk on Monk" reviewed by Rick Bruner

Several years ago Thelonious Sphere Monk III (AKA T.S. Monk), son of the one and only Thelonious Sphere Monk, entered the jazz scene after a stint in the pop music field. He has since released some fine albums but until now has not devoted an entire recording to the music of his legendary father. Monk on ...

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T.S. Monk: Monk On Monk

Read "Monk On Monk" reviewed by Jim Santella

Employing Don Sickler's transcriptions and arrangements, T.S. Monk's ten-piece ensemble sounds like a big band; saxophones, trumpets, trombones and rhythm section combine to interpret Thelonious Monk's compositions. Focusing on tunes Monk wrote for family and friends, the ensemble delivers “Little Rootie Tootie," written for his son, “Boo Boo's Birthday," written for his daughter Barbara's birthday, “In ...


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