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Melodious Monk

Label: Summit Records
Released: 2011
Track listing: Monk's Dream; Reflections; Ruby My Dear; Straight, No Chaser; Misterioso; I Mean You; Bye Ya; Blue Monk; Ugly Beauty; Hackensack; Nutty; Ask Me Now.


Article: Album Review

Kim Pensyl & Phil DeGreg: Melodious Monk

Read "Melodious Monk" reviewed by Greg Simmons

At some point or another, it seems, every jazz musician takes up the challenge of interpreting Thelonious Monk. It must be an unbearable temptation to try to bring some perceived new angle to such a distinct set of compositions, especially when those compositions are so inextricably intertwined with Monk's odd playing style. As if responding to ...


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