jueves, 5 de marzo de 2015

This is the invitation that comes from John Santos for this Saturday 7: "Alex Conde's Monk Project at Jazzschool"

I have the honor of being part of this wonderful project. If you know Alex, you know what I’m talkin’ about - if not, you need to check him out. He’s a virtuoso pianist from Spain and has prepared some extremely hip arrangements of classic and off the beaten path Monk compositions - just when you thought you’ve heard Monk every way possible. The intimate setting of the Jazzschool and the sparkling musicianship of my colleagues is a ripe combination. 
The brand new CD, Descarga For Monk, is a killer, but the material is most playful and profound in a live situation. 
Get there early, as it ain’t a huge joint - large fun will be had - guaranteed!


Descarga for Monk 
CD release concert
Jeff Chambers - bass
Jon Arkin - drums
John Santos - percussion

Saturday, March 7th, 2015
The Jazzschool
2087 Addison St. (at Shattuck)
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 845-5373

''Gifted Spanish pianist and ZOHO label artist Alex Conde, has his way with the high priest of bop in an adventurous all-Monk program.’' 

''... [Alex's] Thelonious Monk is rock solid. Its rhapsodic elegance is informed by all of the mystery and majesty of Monkish-ness. The elemental irreverence of Monk-music has been mastered by the young Spaniard. He worships at the altar of originality, as Thelonious Monk did, pouring his twisting duende into molten chords. His phrases make for lines that erupt with volcanic brilliance and a viscosity that is unlike anything that has been sung of Thelonious Monk in a very long time." - RAUL DA GAMA, LATIN JAZZ NETWORK



¡¡Viva The Latin Jazz!!


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