August 25, 2017

Monk Studies / Chihiro Yamanaka

Who expected one of his juniors to reinterpret and reconstruct Monk's music like this thirty-five years after he died?


The year of 2017 marks the centennial of Thelonious Monk's birth.

Some recordings were made in commemoration of the one-hundredth year by the musicians who respect him. They were joined by Chihiro Yamanaka, who created an album that should be also considered as contemporary jazz.

She knows Monk was good at playing ping pong too. What she tried to do in her album paying homage to him was take a full swing as off-scale as she could from his music while following his own musical theory.

In order to accomplish the mission, Yamanaka got on not only acoustic piano but plugged-ins such as Rhodes and synthesizer.

Along with Monk's songs, she included three original compositions of her in the album, which were based on his music method.

You may be surprised at the way Monk's tunes were arranged or excited at the modern groove. Anyway, Yamanaka's studies on Monk will let you revisit his world of music with a renewed attitude.


Monk Studies

- Chihiro Yamanaka (piano, keyboards, synthesizer)
- Mark Kelley (bass)
- Deantoni Parks (drums)
 1. Heartbreak Hill / Chihiro Yamanaka
 2. Pannonica / Thelonious Monk
 3. Nobody Knows 〜 Misterioso / Chihiro Yamanaka 〜 Thelonious Monk
 4. New Days, New Ways / Chihiro Yamanaka
 5. In Walked Bud / Thelonious Monk
 6. Rhythm-a-Ning / Thelonious Monk
 7. Ruby, My Dear / Thelonious Monk
 8. Criss Cross / Thelonious Monk
 9. Hackensack / Thelonious Monk
10. Abide With Me / (hymn)


Released: June 21st, 2017
Label: Universal Music



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