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John Beasley

John Beasley

REVIEW: John Beasley, 'Presents Monk'estra Volume #1,' Mack Avenue Records >>

Who better than Monk Institute Music Director John Beasley to finally create something that might have been thought of years ago: the concept of a "Monk'estra," which is, of course, a full-fledged 15-man orchestra doing nothin' but the hard, complex, circuitous compositions by The High Priest Of Bebop, baby, Thelonious Monk [1917-1982].

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