Plays Monk
Plays Monk The music of Thelonious Monk is one of the greatest bodies of creative work produced anywhere in the 20th century, and a pinnacle in the history of American art. Monk's songs are condensed compositions that function as riddles, as lessons, and above all as vibrant, swinging music. Each one of them possesses an inner strength and resiliency that can withstand infinite variations and permutations without giving up its form or its content. They permit the individual musicians to discover the heart of the matter and learn its truths in their own way and at their own pace, always revealing more to the careful and patient student. This band, then, is a collective attempt to engage in this dialogue.

Scott Amendola - drums
Ben Goldberg - clarinet
Devin Hoff - contrabass