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Green Chimneys- The Music of Thelonious Monk Andy Summers

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When this album was released, Bournemouth's favourite ex-policeman expressed the view that most albums of the music of Thelonious Monk made by anyone other than Monk himself tended to end up as solo-theme-solo blowing sessions which detracted from Monk's skill as a composer. It's easy to see what Summer means and also refreshing to hear how his own solution to the problem is in many ways as innovative as Monk's original thinking. Rather than settling for cloning the originals and then just slapping a guitar part on top, Summers has expertly deconstructed a cluster of Monk favourites and then reassembled them with guitar parts elegantly integrated into the structure of each piece. Predictably, the selection includes "Brilliant Corners", "'Round Midnight" and so on, while the presence of Sting as guest vocalist on the latter and Summers' ability to rustle up some powerful jazz company for this recording (including Peter Erskine and Hank Roberts) is also par for the course. What's less easy to anticipate is the constant innovation of Summers' interpretations. A commendable project.

1. Green Chimneys

2. Hackensack

3. Brilliant Corners

4. Monk's Dream

5. 'Round Midnight

6. Bemsha Swing

7. Shuffle Boil

8. Boo Boo's Birthday

9. Evidence

10. Ugly Beauty

11. Think Of One

12. Light Blue/Rhythm-A-Ning

13. Ruby My Dear

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Band/artist(s):
Andy Summers
Condition:
Used
Genre:
Jazz
Tracks:
13

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When this album was released, Bournemouth's favourite ex-policeman expressed the view that most albums of the music of Thelonious Monk made by anyone other than Monk himself tended to end up as solo-theme-solo blowing sessions which detracted from Monk's skill as a composer. It's easy to see what Summer means and also refreshing to hear how his own solution to the problem is in many ways as innovative as Monk's original thinking. Rather than settling for cloning the originals and then just slapping a guitar part on top, Summers has expertly deconstructed a cluster of Monk favourites and then reassembled them with guitar parts elegantly integrated into the structure of each piece. Predictably, the selection includes "Brilliant Corners", "'Round Midnight" and so on, while the presence of Sting as guest vocalist on the latter and Summers' ability to rustle up some powerful jazz company for this recording (including Peter Erskine and Hank Roberts) is also par for the course. What's less easy to anticipate is the constant innovation of Summers' interpretations. A commendable project.

1. Green Chimneys

2. Hackensack

3. Brilliant Corners

4. Monk's Dream

5. 'Round Midnight

6. Bemsha Swing

7. Shuffle Boil

8. Boo Boo's Birthday

9. Evidence

10. Ugly Beauty

11. Think Of One

12. Light Blue/Rhythm-A-Ning

13. Ruby My Dear

Band/artist(s):
Andy Summers
Condition:
Used
Genre:
Jazz
Tracks:
13

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