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Monk 100

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Page added Aug 11, 2017 Updated Aug 17, 2017

As we look forward to Thelonious Monk's centenary later this year, John Beasley has brought together a new big band to celebrate the icon.

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Pianist John Beasley has a rather impressive musical resume: his first album was produced by Steely Dan's Walter Becker and it was recorded whilst on tour with Miles Davis. For his latest project, Beasley has turned his attention to Thelonious Monk - and to help celebrate Monk's centenary, he's put together a big band - the MONK'estra - to re-imagine some of the jazz icon's tunes. We'll hear from the group's second album - Volume 2 - to kick off this week's program.

Presented by Henry Rasmussen
Image: John Beasley's Website
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Aug 14, 2017. 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Aug 19, 2017. 10:00am - 10:30am

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John Beasley (born October 10, 1960)[1] is an American composer, pianist, producer, and arranger who has recorded and performed with Miles Davis, Steely Dan, Chaka Khan, James Brown, Spice Girls, Dianne Reeves, Sérgio Mendes, Freddie Hubbard, John Patitucci, Queen Latifah, Lee Ritenour, Mike Stern, and Ivan Lins and who's who in music.

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