I archived an inspiring performance by Plays Monk live at Intersection for the Arts on November 14, 2006. The band features a wealth of talent that focuses intensely on interpreting the work of Thelonious Monk, and includes Ben Goldberg on clarinet, Devin Hoff on contra bass, and Scott Amendola playing drums.
And because of their generous willingness to let me share the recording I made, you’ll find MP3 audio files of all twelve songs they played as well as a seven-minute web video of Track 11: Evidence at the links below. Experiencing music like this live is so hard to describe sometimes, but I think these quotes from the musicians themselves provide the best insights into what Plays Monk is all about.
So, please enjoy the recordings, and make sure to support these guys and Intersection for the Arts the next chance you get!
Download: Track 1, Track 2, Track 3, Track 4, Track 5, Track 6, Track 7, Track 8, Track 9, Track 10, Track 11, Track 12
5. Ask Me Now
7. Four in One
8. Shuffle Boil
10. Ugly Beauty
12. Light Blue