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Thelonious Monk Redux

Perhaps there are no better contemporary homages to pianist and composer m: Thelonious Monk than the ones re-imagined by soprano saxophonist m: Steve Lacy and trombonist m: Roswell Rudd, as well as by pianist m: Misha Mengelberg. But the greatest of all is the short one by composer and pianist m: Heiner Stadler. That seminal album--Tribute to Bird and Monk (Tomato, 1978; Labor Records, 2011)--alone gave evidence that Monk's music would live on for scores of succeeding generations.
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