Thelonius Sphere Monk is the second most recorded jazz composer next to Duke Ellington. Known for his dissonances and unorthodox approach to piano, Monk left an indelible mark on the history of modern jazz. His unique improvisational style, and percussive approach set the standard for – not just Jazz musicians, but – musical icons ever since.Celebrated Guitarist & Composer Shane Latimer brings together a new quartet featuring three of Ireland’s leading jazz musicians:
Daniel Rorke – Tenor Saxophone
Dave Redmond – Double Bass
Kevin Brady – Drums
This quartet captures the spirit of Thelonious Monk’s singular style with its off-beat melodies, humor, strange beauty and unbounded swing in fresh arrangements flavored with hints of New Orleans, hip-hop, Afro-Cuban, contemporary and atmospheric rhythms.