Inspired by the spirit of revolutionary jazz pianist Thelonious Monk, John Beasley has taken Monk’s original music and offbeat style and run with it, creating an energetic, experimental big band sound that is quite his own.
John Beasley is an acclaimed jazz pianist, who’s played with Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard.
Thelonious MONK: Epistrophe; I Mean You; Ask Me Now; Brake's Sake; Gallops Gallop; Ugly Beauty/Pannonica; Criss Cross; Coming on the Hudson; Skippy; Encore: Round Midnight
Recorded at Wellington Jazz Festival 2018 by RNZ Music
Producer & Engineer: Darryl Stack