John Beasley – piano
Steve Cardenas – guitar

Song List

1. Think of One
2. Oska T
3. Introspection
4. Ugly Beauty
5. Boo Boo’s Birthday
6. Locomotive
7. Gallop’s Gallop & Skippy
9. Coming on the Hudson
10. Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are
11. Light Blue
12. Crepuscule with Nellie


Produced by Yoshio J. Maki
Executive producer: A.M. Meadows

1994 MMP – Maki Music Production Inc.
Distributed by TDK, Japan

Blog Post

Duo with John Beasley and Steve Cardenas, TDK, Japan
Maki Music, Japan
October 10, 1994
October 10th is the great legendary Jazz pianist Thelonius Monk’s birthday.  I, Yoshio, made a big decision to quit a large record label to start my own independent label, Maki Music, in 1992.  At that time young jazz musicians Steve Cardenas and John Beasley approached me with an idea: to record an album on Thelonius Monk’s birthday, in the legendary Capitol Studios where many famous jazz albums were born.  On October 10th, 1994, this Thelonius Monk tribute album ’10/10′ was recorded in the B studio at Capitol Records.  It was released by TDK in Japan, but is currently out of circulation.  No matter how many times I listen to it, it always sounds fresh. Am contemplating having Dai-chan and his record label re-release it…

Write Yoshio and help us get this re-released! – beas in the hive