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Maijazzartist
2019

Miles Okazak plays the music of Thelonious Monk

Miles Okazaki performs the music of Thelonious Monk on guitar


John Coltrane said to Downbeat in 1960  – “Working with Monk brought me close to a musical architect of the highest order.” This encapsulating just how highly regarded the great jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk was among his contemporaries, even then. In the years that have followed, Monk’s back catalogue has become widely known, his most popular compositions a pillar of the jazz jam as well as the tools of educators to inspire their aspiring young students. Yet jazz guitarist Miles Okazaki recently realised that Monk’s complete songbook (based on the list from Steve Cardenas and Don Sickler’s the Thelonious Monk Fake Book) had never been reimagined for solo guitar. Miles Okazaki new project Work does just that, revealing in great detail the endearing qualities of Monk’s writing and giving guitarists everywhere a new, more direct way to relate to those works.

 

 

Wednesday 08.th May 21:00

Venue  – Spor:5

Tickets 200,- / SJF member/ Sudent 150,-

 

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