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John Beasley
Presents MONK'estra, Volume 1

John Beasley - Presents MONK'estra, Volume 1

Thelonious Monk is a Mount Rushmore figure in the creation of modern jazz. As the centennial of his birth rapidly approaches, John Beasley - pianist, conductor and arranger - has grappled with the complex composer’s legacy with his versatile big band riffing on the wit and unmistakable architecture of the Monk songbook with irrepressible energy and swinging abandon on MONK’estra, Volume 1.

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"‘Round Midnight"


  1. 1. Epistrophy
  2. 2. Skippy
  3. 3. Oska T
  4. 4. Monk’s Processional (Medley)
  5. 5. ‘Round Midnight
  6. 6. Ask Me Now
  7. 7. Gallop’s Gallop
  8. 8. Little Rootie Tootie
  9. 9. Coming On The Hudson

Upcoming Tour Dates

  • Oct 31
    Berlin, Germany Jazzfest Berlin 2017 2017
  • Nov 16
    Antwerp, Belgium Brussels Jazz Orchestra with John Beasley at De Singel
  • Jan 19
    West Lafayette, IN, US John Beasley at Loeb Playhouse, Purdue University
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