Thelonious Monk

BluJazz Productions

Trumpeter Greg Gisbert was hanging out at Dazzle the other night to hear fellow trumpeter Marquis Hill. As Gisbert noted, he was just catching some sounds before packing his bags at his Denver home and hitting the road with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Working with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and with the Maria Schneider Orchestra (a great big band that will be at the Lakewood Cultural Center on Feb. 27) keeps Gisbert on the road a good deal of the time, but he is quick to express great enthusiasm over Denver’s growing reputation on the jazz front.

This week the Vinyl Vault goes digital in honor of Monk’s 100th birthday. Monk recorded several albums for the Columbia label from 1962 through 1968. In 2001 Columbia released a three CD retrospective entitled “The Columbia Years/ ’62 – ’68.” The set contains a number of previously released Monk gems hitherto unheard on KUVO including an extended version of “In Walked Bud,” originally on the “Underground” album. So it may not be vinyl, but it’s rare Monk!

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October is just around the corner and it kicks off in style with visits from bassist/singer Katie Thiroux and pianist Danilo Pérez plus a 97th birthday celebration for bassist Charles Burrell.

Stories of Standards: "I Mean You"

Jun 23, 2017

Tune in to First Take with Lando and Chavis - weekdays from 6-9 am MT - for Stories of Standards to hear our favorite versions of this song all week long!

Stories of Standards is sponsored by ListenUp - If you love music, you’ll love ListenUp.

The Gift of Jazz presents A Blind Tiger Event: A Tribute to Thelonius Monk featuring Spherio. An afternoon of delicious fare, libations & music! At the Gift of Jazz’s next Blind Tiger event, the first in our Centennial Concert Series, we’ll celebrate the life and music of the jazz pianist/composer Thelonious Monk. Count on an afternoon of swingin’ jazz accompanied by delicious food and libations. The music and overview of Monk’s contribution to jazz will be presented by Spherio, with Tenia Nelson (p), Andreas Schmid (d), Bob Songster (b) and Eric Jordan (ts).

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