The feel and sound of MONK’estra captures the spirit of Thelonious Monk’s singular style with its off-beat melodies, humor, strange beauty and unbounded swing in fresh arrangements that have an eye to the future infused with contemporary harmonies, unstoppable grooves, flavored with hints of New Orleans, hip-hop, Afro-Cuban, and a contagious sense of fun.
Originally recorded October 10, 2022.
John Beasley – piano
Erena Terakubo – alto saxophone
Ron Blake – tenor saxophone
Brian Lynch – trumpet
James Burton – trombone
John Patitucci – bass
Terreon Gully – drums