In this video I explore Monk’s voicings, compositional approaches, insights and approaches.
- A rare recording of me in NY w Avashai Cohen (Bassist) playing my arrangement of “Bye Ya”
- Various MONK Lead sheets
- Ethan Iverson’s transcription of James P.Johnson’s “Carolina Shout” from 1921
- A most beautiful .mp3 of a Monk improvisation titled “Chordially” that sounds like some kind of contemporary classical Erik Satie mastepiece.
- 3 original manuscripts in Monk’s own hand!
- My band MonknoW Full Shows :
- MonknoW Live in Sydney
- MonknoW Live at Birds Basement (NEW UPLOAD)
- MonknoW plays Ugly Beauty
Various aspects of Monk’s compositional approach:
- Rhythmic displacement of the melody
- Unconventional forms
- Unusual turnarounds
- Harmonic anomalies
- Straight 8th or 16th note phrases in a swing context
- Thematic use of intervals
- Monk’s early works versus later versions of same compositions
- Clarifying discrepancies and mistakes found in old fakebook versions
- Tunes based on standards