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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

  • Apr 08
    Amsterdam, Netherlands Maria Mendes and John Beasley with Metropole Orkest at Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
  • Apr 13
    Tilburg, Netherlands Maria Mendes, John Beasley, Jasper Somsen, Jasper Van Hulten, and 2 more… at Theaters Tilburg Schouwburg
  • Jul 03
    Matosinhos, Portugal Festival de Jazz de Matosinhos 2021
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