Photo Courtesy of Ray Carr
Monk’s jazz is crisp, soulful and sudden.
In many ways, he differs from the smooth, silky sound that most think of when they think of jazz. Monk’s music plays like a conversation; it’s filled with inflections, pauses and abrupt exclamations. The piano keys chatter, full of life, as if Monk were sitting in a chair across the room.
Currents Fall 2018