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Always Know Monk

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Oska T 03:12
Pannonica 02:19


Enregistré en une journée en décembre 2016, ce premier disque est un instantané dans la vie du groupe, le témoignage de la naissance d’un son, d’une entente commune, autour d’arrangements à la fois exigeant et ouvert sur l’instant.
Le répertoire laisse une place de choix à des pièces moins connues ou relativement peu jouées de Thelonious Monk, comme Introspection, Shuffle Boil ou Gallop’s Gallop, et jette un regard nouveau sur des compositions plus connues comme Criss Cross ou Pannonica.


The group’s debut album is a first milestone in the life of a band, the birth of a sound, a common sense of groove and music. The group’s effort crystallizes on arrangements that are both demanding and open to what’s happening in the moment.
Most of the tune played here, such as Shuffle Boil, Introspection and Gallop’s Gallop are some of the less played of Monk’s tunes, and those who are well known (like Criss Cross and Pannonica) appear here in slightly different forms.


released December 22, 2017

Yves Marcotte (b, arr)
Shems Bendali (tpt, flh)
Zacharie Canut (ts, as)
Nathan Vandenbulcke (d)

Recorded Dec. 22, 2017 at Studio du Flon (Lausanne) by Benoit Corboz assisted by Victor Colelough, except Introspection/Light Blue recorded by Virgile Rosselet in Basel.
Mixed by Benoît Corboz at Studio du Flon.
Mastered by Emil Spanyi at LDF Studios (Paris).
Produced by Yves Marcotte.
Artwork by Renan Richard-Kobel.
Lay-out by Alice Labat-Claret.

All compositions by Thelonious Monk (Copyright © Thelonious Music Corp. except Introspection © Embassy Music Corp.)
All arrangements by Yves Marcotte with exclusive courtesy of Hal Leonard Publishing and Campbell Connelly France SARL.


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