Exodus To Jazz: "Thelonious Monk" Tribute Concert featuring the Eric Reed Trio -TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR
"Every jazz pianist stands somewhere in the shadow of Thelonious Monk, and Eric Reed has embraced that shadow..Interpreting the near-mythic pianist/composer's musiclet alone making an entire album of his tunesposes significant challenges to any modern musician, and especially for a pianist.
First, Monk's compositions are challenging, in and of themselves; full of odd meters, syncopations, and some of the most counterintuitive melodies ever written.
Second, Monk's flat-fingered keyboard work was completely unique and uniquely intertwined with his music. His piano playing was an integral part of those songs and very much one of the major components of his greatness. It is difficult to imagine one without the other.Reed is a technically gifted player...he manages to compliment the songs with performances that are sensitive to the material as well as being
beautifully played." Greg Simmons, All About Jazz
Joined with the rhythm section comprised of bassist Russell Hall and drummer Willie Jones III, Eric Reed promises a rousing musical "shout-out" to Thelonious Monk.
Hochstein School of Music, Performance Hall (View)
50 N. Plymouth Ave.
Rochester, NY 14614
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|