Saturday, August 7, 2010
I have been listening to a lot of Monk over the last few days, for reasons that are apparent from my last post. Every now and then I hear a piece that grabs my heart and makes it pump double time. It happened today when I listened to 'Japanese Folk Song' on Monk's album. The sheer power of the melody is overwhelming (if not, noticeably, Japanese).
Here is a cut from the number, including Rouse's solo followed by Monk. Each is brilliant, but the sax part is to die for. I have omitted Gale's solo. Buy it.
Have a good weekend, Jazz babies.