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Marsalis really Plays Monk

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I’ve read reviews on the Swingin’ into the 21st Century release “Marsalis Plays Monk”  and I didn’t like some of the comments I saw.  They say Marsalis just plays through the Monk songbook and didn’t bring anything new to the music.  I respect the fact that the septet just played the music and played it in their own style.  I love Hackensack, Four into One, and Lets Cool One and Reflections are two of my very favorites.  I recently played Ugly Beauty at a funeral for a friend of mine (I’m a clarinetist) and used Wynton’s rendition as a guide.

Comments on this excellent album…?

     
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