Pierrick Pédron

Kubic's Monk - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9536-2
  • Barcode: 614427953629
  • German Release: 28/09/2012
  • Genre: Saxophone Jazz, French Jazz

Monk ohne Piano im Trio aus Alt-Saxofon, Kontrabass und Drums: Verwegener kann man sich nicht an den Jazz-Altmeister machen. Doch Pédron überzeugt mit Bravour! “Dieses Album ist eine wundervolle Hommage an die Musik von Thelonious Monk. Pierrick und seine Band unterziehen seine Klassiker einer Runderneuerung: voll lebhafter Rhythmen und sprudelnd junger Energie und Ideen. Höchst empfehlenswert!“ Phil Woods

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Thirty years after the death of Thelonious Monk, his music seems more of an enigmatic fortress than ever. Perched on the summit of a solitary peak its complex architecture swarms with lavish rooms, bone-dry staircases, unrestricted vistas and treacherous dungeons. The light-switches are halfway down the hall, the bath is in the middle of the bedroom, the toilets in the kitchen, and sometimes all the light-bulbs shine with a pale blue light, while dishes break on their own. Many have tried to live inside Monk's music, and all of them have felt the irregular narrowness of its walls, the continual slope of its flooring; you have to rely on an innate sense of balance and direction if you want to spend some time inside. And yet this is exactly the exploit which Pierrick Pédron has accomplished. Together with his two merry travelling-compani...

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Pierrick Pédron / alto saxophone
Thomas Bramerie / double bass
Franck Agulhon / drums

Ambrose Akinmusire / trumpet (on 5, 8 & 11)

Recording Information

All music composed by Thelonious Monk
Arrangements by Pierrick Pédron Trio and Vincent Artaud
Produced by GiantSteps
Artistic Director: Vincent Artaud

Recorded by Manu Gallet at Studio Mercredi 9, Paris, June 2012
Mixed by Manu Gallet. Mastering by Klaus Scheuermann