Mast | Thelonious Sphere Monk

MAST’s Thelonious Sphere Monk is a cosmic journey reinterpreting the great Thelonious Monk Song Book in celebration of his 100th birthday. MAST tackles sixteen Monk compositions, including the acclaimed “Round Midnight,” “Blue Monk,” “Straight No Chaser,” “Epistrophy” and “Well You Needn’t.” As well as more obscure titles like “Misterioso,” “Pannonica,” “Friday The 13th” and “Bemsha Swing.” MAST, aka Tim Conley, pays homage to the significant history of Thelonious Monk and his esteemed compositions while bringing them into the future using modern electronic bleeps, bloops, and beats. This is done in concert with the Low End Theory, Los Angeles beat culture Conley is a part of. Harmonious with the mystical and metaphysical hand painted cover art by Japanese artist Tokio Aoyama, each track created is a unique world unto itself and the listener travels from one musical planet to the next on the spaceship Monk.

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thelonious monk

Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk was an American jazz pianist & composer. Monk
had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions
to the standard jazz repertoire. He’s is the second most recorded jazz
composer after Duke Ellington, which is particularly remarkable as
Ellington composed over 1,000 songs while Monk wrote about 70.
Get Monk’s tunes on iTunes

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Thelonious Monk – Well You Needn’t

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Thelonious Monk – Reflections

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Thelonious Monk – Straight No Chaser

favourite things (vol. 4)

favourite things vol. 4


Ahmad Jamal – I Love Music

Leroy Hutson – Cool Out

Kenny Burrell – Midnight Blue

Thelonious Monk – Sweet and Lovely

Jack Bruce – Born To Be Blue

favourite things (vol. 3)

Art Blakey – Anthenagin

Milt Jackson and Ray Brown – Enchanted Lady

Bill Evans – Peace Piece

Thelonious Monk – In Walked Bud

Ahmad Jamal – Misdemeanor

Charles Mingus – Moves

Dave Brubeck Quartet – The Duke

Horace Silver – Metamorphosis

Bobby Timmons – Moanin Blues

members, don’t git weary

Max Roach – Members, Don’t Git Weary

Archie Shepp – Invocation To Mr. Parker

Art Ensemble Of Chicago – Theme De Yo-Yo

Cannonball Adderley – Walk Tall

Max Roach – Driva’ Man

Miles Davis – Blue Room (Take 2)

The Cannonball Adderley Quintet – Mercy, Mercy, Mercy

Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane – Nutty