One-hour showcase of John Beasley’s MONK’estra Septet in association with APAP


John Beasley                       Conductor/Arranger, Pianist

James Genus                      Bass

Terreon Gully                       Drums

Greg Tardy                           Sax + clarinet

Erena Terukuba                   Sax + clarinet

James Burton                      Trombone

Bijon Watson                        Trumpet

“Beasley hits us dead center with studio-smart takes on Monk’s deep book… features rapid-fire surprises, spiky asides and a quirky sense of truthful swing. Beasley’s band will leave you rapt. He brings Monk to life once again for modern-minded listeners. –Downbeat-4.5/5 stars