So, 03/11/2019, 20:30 Uhr

Miles Okazaki: Work (Music by Thelonious Monk)

Jazzfest Berlin

Miles Okazaki: Work (Music by Thelonious Monk)
German premiere
Over the last couple of decades, several artists have tackled the complete songbook of Thelonious Monk, including pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach, who launched the unforgettable “Monk’s Casino” project at the Jazzfest Berlin in 2002, and fellow pianist Frank Kimbrough, who led a quintet through the oeuvre on last year’s “Monk’s Dream”. New York guitarist Miles Okazaki, a trusted collaborator of Steve Coleman and Dan Weiss and a seasoned bandleader himself, upped the game last year with “Work”, a remarkable 6-CD set that tackled all 70 of Monk’s tunes. Interpreting Monk’s music has been standard practice in jazz for years, but putting such a distinctive spin on that repertoire, for guitar, no less, while remaining true to its melodic and harmonic identity is no small achievement. He produced nearly five hours of dazzling music, ingeniously modulating timbre and rhythmic thrust through richly varied arrangements that simultaneously celebrate the pianist’s genius while sharing a vision of his own that’s unmistakably original and enticing.

Der Gitarrist Miles Okazaki feiert mit „Work“ das Genie des Pianisten Thelonious Monk und bringt zugleich seine ganz eigene Vision zum Vorschein – unverkennbar originell und vereinnahmend zugleich.

  • A-Trane
  • Bleibtreustraße 1, Berlin
  • Barrierefreiheit: Sehbehinderung und Blindheit / motorische Einschränkungen
  • Ticketpreis: 16€