Miles Okazaki plays Thelonious Monk.
Miles Okazaki plays Thelonious Monk
John Coltrane told Down Beat in 1960 - "My partnership with Monk allowed me to get close to a first-class musical architect." - Thus, Coltrane summed up how highly acclaimed the great jazz pianist and composer, Thelonious Monk, was among his peers, even at that time. Over the years, Monk's historical catalog has become known. His most popular compositions being a veritable pillar of jazz jams, while being used educationally to inspire aspiring young students. But the jazz guitarist Miles Okazaki recently realized that Monk's complete songbook (based on The Thelonious Monk Fake Book by Steve Cardenas and Don Sickler) had never been re-arranged for a solo guitarist. Miles Okazaki's new project, Work, does just that and reveals in every detail what makes Monk's sounds so well-liked. Here Okazaki gives guitarists everywhere a whole new and more direct way to deal with these works.
Come and listen to Thelonious Monks compositions played live on guitar!
- Last Updated: 02/15/2019
- Source: Region Stavanger
Wed, May 8, 2019 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Maijazz Miles Okazaki
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