February 16, 2018

The Monk: Live At Bimhuis / Miho Hazama & The Metropole Orkest Big Band


The pianist would never have thought that his works were performed by the Netherlands orchestra under the baton by Japan's artist in the year when he turned one hundred.

Japanese jazz composer Miho Hazama and the big band from prestigious Dutch orchestra The Metropole Orkest played Thelonious Monk's songs in four cities in the Netherlands in October 2017.


"MO BIG BAND PLAYS MONK"
MO BIG BAND PLAYS MONK
Refer to The Metropole Orkest's webpage
MO BIG BAND PLAYS MONK
Refer to The Metropole Orkest's webpage






Their album "The Monk: Live At Bimhuis" includes seven pieces that were live recorded at Bimhuis, a concert hall in Amsterdam, during the tour. They were all arranged by Hazama.




The Monk: Live At Bimhuis

- Miho Hazama & The Metropole Orkest Big Band

1. Thelonious
2. Ruby My Dear
3. Friday The 13th
4. Hackensack
5. 'Round Midnight
6. Epistrophy
7. Crepuscule With Nellie

Released: February 14th, 2018
Label: Universal Music



In addition to the CD production, she accomplished some outstanding achievements in 2017: she created and performed a ballet suite for La Folle Journée au Japon 2017, assumed the Composer-in-Residence of Siena Wind Orchestra she conducted to play the suite, arranged the five tunes included in Herbie Hancock's album "Maiden Voyage" to make up a suite and premiere at Jazz Auditoria 2017 and so on.

She also regularly orchestrates Japanese enka songs for charity concerts hosted by Japan's public broadcaster NHK.

All such experiences must have contributed to the successful collaboration for symphonic Monk.


In 2017 many musicians covered Monk's music in celebration of the centennial. The ensemble woven into "The Monk: Live At Bimhuis" brings you another view of the jazz legend's world.










Isamu Nozaki at Jazz Up Japan


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