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JLCO with Wynton Marsalis in New York

JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
Ensemble JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
Date Friday, October 23rd, 2015
Time 8:00pm
Event Type Concert
Project Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Plays Monk
Venue The Town Hall
Address 123 W 43rd St
Location New York, NY, United States
Venue Phone +1 212-997-6661

Few musicians have made such significant or unique contributions to the jazz lexicon as pianist-composer Thelonious Monk. Widely regarded as a genius composer of uncompromising creativity, his music is equally loved and feared by musicians for its wide intervals, angular melodies, and surprising rhythms, making it both difficult and rewarding to play. Joining the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will be 11-year-old pianist Joey Alexander, a jaw-dropping young prodigy undaunted by the challenge. Alexander, who has already released his first album as a leader with Motéma and performed to great acclaim at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, represents the next generation of musicians in reverence of Monk. Also joining the Orchestra will be acclaimed pianist Brad Mehldau. For two special nights at Town Hall, the raw energy of this music–rearranged for big band by members of the JLCO–will be unforgettable.



Set I:

  1. Four In One
  2. Brake’s Sake
  3. Brilliant Corners (with Joey Alexander)
  4. Ask Me Now (with Joey Alexander)
  5. Criss Cross (with Joey Alexander)

Set II:

  1. Humph
  2. Ugly Beauty
  3. Thelonious (with Brad Mehldau)
  4. Monk’s Mood (with Brad Mehldau)
  5. We See (with Brad Mehldau)