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Plays for Monk

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2009
Track listing: Ask Me Now; Evidence; Ruby, My Dear; In Walked Bud; Lulu

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Bobby Broom: Plays for Monk

Read "Plays for Monk" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

"In many ways, Monk personifies all that attracted and continues to satisfy me in my love affair with jazz music," said Bobby Broom upon releasing Plays for Monk. “The way that he, the musician, fit into the jazz landscape while at the same time standing out and apart from it; the controlled but unpredictable creative freedom ...

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Bobby Broom: Plays For Monk

Read "Plays For Monk" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Monk lives! Perhaps it can be said that Thelonious Monk has had many lives. Ever since the unique pianist established his repertoire in the 1940s and '50s musicians have, probably beginning with saxophonist Steve Lacy, taken up the task of covering the now infamous music. With Plays for Monk, guitarist Bobby Broom delivers one of the ...

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Bobby Broom: Plays for Monk

Read "Plays for Monk" reviewed by John Barron

Chicago-based guitarist Bobby Broom pays tribute to jazz icon Thelonious Monk on Plays For Monk, a fresh take on eight of the late pianist's compositions, along with a couple of standards associated with Monk's repertoire. Joining Broom for his third release on Seattle's Origin Records are his long time trio mates, bassist Dennis Carroll and drummer ...


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