Fringe Jazz presents - MARTIN SPEAKE, HANS KOLLER, JEFF WILLIAMS & CALUM GOURLAY - Celebrating 100 years of Thelonious Monk
MARTIN SPEAKE, HANS KOLLER, JEFF WILLIAMS & CALUM GOURLAY
THELONIOUS - Celebrating 100 years of Thelonious Monk
at FRINGE JAZZ at THE BRISTOL FRINGE Clifton Village on Wednesday 11th October at 8PM. Tickets £15.
Martin Speake - Alto Sax
Hans Koller - Piano & Euphonium
Calum Gourlay - Double Bass
Jeff Williams - Drums
CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF THELONIOUS MONK
Thelonious Sphere Monk was born on 10th October 1917.
For Monk's centenary in 2017, THELONIOUS (Martin Speake, Hans Koller, Calum Gourlay and Jeff Williams) will have completed their special mission of knowing the entire Monk songbook.
The band started a monthly residency at London's Vortex in January 2015, dedicated to playing Monk songs exclusively, and has since learned and performed his entire repertoire from memory.
In addition to the amazing compositions and his beautiful playing, the band take great inspiration from Monk's legendary advice to Steve Lacy, from 1960:
LET'S LIFT THE BAND STAND !!
A NOTE CAN BE SMALL AS A PIN OR AS BIG AS THE WORLD, IT DEPENDS ON YOUR IMAGINATION.
DON'T PLAY EVERYTHING (OR EVERY TIME). LET SOME THINGS GO BY, SOME MUSIC JUST IMAGINED. WHAT YOU DON'T PLAY CAN BE MORE IMPORTANT THAT WHAT YOU DO.
STOP PLAYING ALL THOSE WEIRD NOTES, PLAY THE MELODY !WHEN YOU'RE SWINGING, SWING SOME MORE!
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR TONIGHT? SHARP AS POSSIBLE !
Tickets are also available at TREBLEROCK Guitar Shop, 52 The Mall in Clifton Village. Treblerock is open Mon - Sat.
FRINGE JAZZ every Wednesday at 8PM at THE BRISTOL FRINGE, 32 Princess Victoria Street, Clifton Village, Bristol BS8 4BZ.
Fringe Jazz is run in association with TREBLEROCK Guitar Shop
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MARTIN SPEAKE, HANS KOLLER, JEFF WILLIAMS & CALUM GOURLAY - Celebrating 100 years of Thelonious Monk - £ 15.00
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