60s Jazz (2017)


Most of the titles on this album are derived from Thelonious Monk's vast catalog of bop standards. Both co-leaders are at the peak of their respective prowess with insightful interpretations of nearly half a dozen inspired performances from this incarnation of the Blakey-led Jazz Messengers. Monk counters with some powerful and inspired runs that are sonically splintered by the enthusiastic if not practically percussive chord progressions and highly logistic phrasings from the pianist. As usual, vibraphonist Milt Jackson and pianist John Lewis also have plenty of solo space, and bassist Percy Heath is perfect in support. Since drummer Connie Kay was ailing, Mickey Roker fills in on seven. With the exception of Django, and Bags Groove, the music sticks to bop standards rather than MJQ standbys.
60s Jazz (2017)
Hard Bop, West Coast Jazz, Piano, Crossover, Electric Jazz, Free Funk | Warner Music Group – X5 Music Group
320 kbps | MP3 | unmixed | 2017 | 04:02:27 | 562 Mb

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