Reviews

Album Reviews:

  • Jan 2021: Best Albums of 2020 albums “Masterpieces”

http://www.downbeat.com/digitaledition/2021/DB21_01/single_page_view/35.html

  • Sep 2020: Album Review: “MONK’estra Plays John Beasley” – 5 stars/5 stars

https://downbeat.com/reviews/detail/monkestra-plays-john-beasley

  • Jul 2017: Album Review: “MONK’estra Vol 2” – 4 1/2 stars/5 stars

http://downbeat.com/news/detail/new-music-from-iyer-salvant-mahanthappa-more

  • Aug 2016: Album Review: “MONK’estra Vol 1”

https://downbeat.com/reviews/detail/monkestra-vol.-1

  • Jul 2020: Downbeat Premiere: “John Beasley’s MONK’estra Interprets ‘Come Sunday’”

https://downbeat.com/news/detail/premiere-beasley-come-sunday

Concert Reviews:

  • Jul 2021:  North Sea Jazz Festival 2017 – Rotterdam, Netherlands

https://downbeat.com/news/detail/beasleys-monkestra-takes-thelonious-tunes-on-wild-ride

  • Nov 2017: Berlin Jazz Festival, Germany

http://downbeat.com/news/detail/amid-straightahead-high-points-berlin-fest-takes-adventurous-paths

  • Sep 2017: Monterey Jazz Festival, California

http://downbeat.com/news/detail/monterey-artists-salute-jazz-icons