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WAYJO Tribute Series: Blue Monk - The Music of Thelonious Monk
Saturday 21 October 7.00pm
One of the genres inarguable heavyweights, Thelonious Monk’s creative touch was felt by a who’s who of jazz.
Monk collaborator’s included Miles Davis, Coleman Hawkins, John Coltrane, Art Blakey and Sonny Rollins, and his in influence is noticeable today in the work of modern composers like Ethan Iverson (The Bad Plus).
The Monday Night Orchestra tackle the work of Monk head on in this special program celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth, playing such classic pieces as “Round Midnight” and “Brilliant Corners” in a moody and dynamic performance.