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John Beasley

MONK'estra Big Band John Beasley Conductor/Arrangement

  • by John Beasley
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  • Last updated on Jan 16, 2015
MONK'estra is a 17-piece BIG modern jazz BAND. John Beasley captures the spirit of Monk's unique quirkiness, offbeat accents, punchy dissonances, in his fresh arrangements of Monk's and other classic and original compositions.
Beasley's contemporary twist incorporates Afro-Cuban rhythms, modern jazz playing, hip hop, traditional big band instrumentation, stunningly atmospheric ensemble textures, powerfully driven by the propulsive rhythm team of bassist Rickey Minor, drummer Gary Novak, and Beasley's own melodica

Musicians:
SAX: Bob Sheppard, Jeff Driskill, Justo Almario, Tom Luer, Tommy Peterson
TRUMPET: Bijon Watson, Willie Murillo, Ray Monterio, Brian Swartz, Gabe Johnson
TROMBONE: Francisco Torres, Wendell Kelly, Steve Hughes, Ryan Dragon
BASS: Rickey Minor,
DRUMS: Gary Novak, KEYBOARDS/MELODICA: John Beasley


Concert Reviews:

International Review of Music: John Beasley MONK-estra Upstairs at Vitello's
By Don Heckman
Beasley's envelope-stretching arrangements, his extraordinary orchestrating abilities, imaginative soloing from players: a net result of some of the most mesmerizing big band music --individually and collectively-- of recent memory.
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MONK'estra is a 17-piece BIG modern jazz BAND. John Beasley captures the spirit of Monk's unique quirkiness, offbeat accents, punchy dissonances, in his fresh arrangements of Monk's and other classic and original compositions.
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