Laurent de Wilde - New Monk Trio (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Laurent de Wilde - New Monk Trio (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 49:51 minutes | 780 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The brilliant pianist and composer Thelonious Monk is 100 years old this year. It's not enough to say that his music is still alive. With its timeless density, it will never have seemed stronger, more inspiring, more modern. On the occasion of the release of New Monk Trio, Laurent de Wilde's group offers a personal and original reinterpretation of the master's repertoire.
Valenti Moya - Valenti Moya Meets Monk (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Valentí Moya - Valenti Moya Meets Monk (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 48:13 minutes | 506 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This album offers some of the most acclaimed Monk compositions recorded in the key of Jazz Manouche. A completely different sensation and vision when listening to some of The Monk classics like "Teo", "Blue Monk", "Let's Cool One" or "Epistrophy" with a touch of swingy guitar by the hand of one of the most recognized Spanish guitarists from Manouche, Valentí Moya.

Joey Alexander - Joey.Monk.Live! (2017)  Music

Posted by Fizzpop at Nov. 30, 2017
Joey Alexander - Joey.Monk.Live! (2017)

Joey Alexander - Joey.Monk.Live! (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 52:25 | 120 MB
Jazz | Label: Motema

In celebration of Thelonious Monk’s centennial, Joey Alexander performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room in June of 2017. The resulting live album, Joey.Monk.Live! captures Joey’s trio, with bassist Scott Colley and drummer Willie Jones III, exploring Monk’s music in imaginative and deeply-felt ways.

Scott Amendola, Ben Goldberg, Devin Hoff - Plays Monk (2007)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Nov. 24, 2017
Scott Amendola, Ben Goldberg, Devin Hoff - Plays Monk (2007)

Scott Amendola, Ben Goldberg, Devin Hoff - Plays Monk (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 273.55 Mb | 42:50 | Cover
Post Bop | Label: Long Song Records ‎– LSRCD104/2007

Why does it seem that the bands without pianists seem to be producing the best current interpretations of Monk material? Last year we had Ben Riley's gem, and now, (Plays Monk) - this thought provoking beauty - features the unlikely amalgamation of drummer Scott Amendola mixing it up with clarinetist Ben Goldberg and bassist Devin Hoff. Wisely, this trio doesn't try to recreate the sound of Monk's music; more often they take the melodies of these lesser known songs from the Monk canon and take them to the next idiosyncratic step. For instance, Goldberg's mid and lower ranged foray on Reflections perfectly captures the ponderously pensive mood. Amendola and Hoff furtively create a bustled rhythm on Little Rootie Tootie, while Goldberg restrains the melody by playing restrained and held back loopy notes. The tension between these two forces is joyfully palpable. The band is also able to reach the out layers of Monk's cerebellum, as on the wild and wooly Teo and & Four In One. Hoff's bass work on the latter is a roller coaster ride in itself. The idea of taking off road excursions with Monk's vehicle was a smart concept, and these guys do some remarkable ATVing with it.

The Inner World - The Last Wind Monk (2017)  Games

Posted by Lebedev30 at Nov. 20, 2017
The Inner World - The Last Wind Monk (2017)

The Inner World - The Last Wind Monk (2017)
PC Game | Developer: Studio Fizbin / Headup Games, Kalypso Media Digital | 1.3 GB
Languages: Audio and text: Deutsch, English. Text only: español, français, italiano, Russian
Version GOG: 20171018 (15754)
Genre: Adventure - Point-and-click - Fantasy

Single White Monk: Tales of Death, Failure, and Bad Sex  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Nov. 13, 2017
Single White Monk: Tales of Death, Failure, and Bad Sex

Single White Monk: Tales of Death, Failure, and Bad Sex by Shozan Jack Haubner
English | October 10th, 2017 | ASIN: B06Y52ZRM9, ISBN: 1611803632 | 191 Pages | EPUB | 2.53 MB

Think the life of a Zen monk is all serenity, peace, and austerity? Think again. Here, Shozan Jack Haubner gives an often-hilarious, always-candid account of what it’s really like behind those monastery walls. Haubner’s adventures include memories of his dysfunctional Midwestern family that drove him ultimately to declare, “I think I should be a monk!” to a madcap account of the night he got stoned and snuck out of the monastery, alongside more sobering accounts such as his life-threatening brush with illness, the profound impact of a dear friend’s death, and reflections on the controversy that rocked his Zen community.
Sam Most - Plays Bird, Bud, Monk and Miles (1957/2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Sam Most - Plays Bird, Bud, Monk & Miles (1957/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 39:59 minutes | 924 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Sam Most switches from his usual instrument, the flute, to the clarinet on this 1957 album that pays tribute to the songs of Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis. The eight songs here are divided into two sessions: one featuring Most leading a 16-piece orchestra and another with Most backed by a sextet. Both bands were made up of a combination of East Coast musicians.
Wes Montgomery with Buddy Montgomery and Monk Montgomery - Groove Brothers (1998) [Recorded 1960-1961]

Wes Montgomery with Buddy Montgomery and Monk Montgomery - Groove Brothers (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 444 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 190 Mb | Scans included | 01:18:18
Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Soul Jazz, Guitar Jazz | Label: Milestone | # MCD-47076-2

Although this is billed to Wes Montgomery, it is in fact a combination of two early-'60s LPs by the Montgomery Brothers – The Montgomery Brothers and The Montgomery Brothers in Canada – onto one disc. (Also note that it's almost entirely different from the Montgomery Brothers' Milestone double LP that also bears the name Groove Brothers, which mostly features material from their Riverside LP Groove Yard.) With Wes on guitar, Monk on bass, and Buddy on piano (Larance Marable fills out the quartet on drums), The Montgomery Brothers (1960) is a boppish set of five lengthy tracks, divided between both originals (penned by either Wes or Buddy) and standards. "June in January" is a particularly good vehicle for Wes' fluid single-note runs, while "D-Natural Blues" is one of his more enduring and good-natured compositions from the period. Buddy Montgomery, who often played the piano with the Montgomery Brothers, sticks exclusively to vibes on The Montgomery Brothers in Canada, which in addition to Wes and Monk has Paul Humphrey on drums.
Jerry Gonzalez - Rumba Para Monk (2001) {Sunnyside SSC 1036D rec 1988-89}

Jerry Gonzalez - Rumba Para Monk (2001) {Sunnyside SSC 1036D rec 1988-89}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 431 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 171 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 18 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1988-89, 2001 Sunnyside Communications | SSC 1036D
Jazz / Afro-Cuban Jazz / Latin Jazz / Post Bop / Trumpet

Jerry Gonzalez has referred to himself as being "bilingual" in that he is equally skilled on trumpet and congas, in bebop and in Latin music. Gonzalez succeeds in his goal of combining the two idioms without watering down either style on this essential Sunnyside CD. The first Afro-Cuban Thelonious Monk tribute has plenty of spots for the percussion of Steve Berrios and Gonzalez, but also contains many strong solos from the leader's often-muted Miles-influenced trumpet, Carter Jefferson's tenor, and Larry Willis' very un-Monk-like piano. With the exception of "Ugly Beauty," the Latin percussion is an integral part of each performance, giving this set of Monk tunes a very different perspective that is also quite flexible. A highly enjoyable set with the highlights including "Bye-Ya," "Nutty," "Little Rootie Tootie," and "Jackie-ing."

John Beasley - Presents MONK'estra Vol. 1 (2016)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Oct. 28, 2017
John Beasley - Presents MONK'estra Vol. 1 (2016)

John Beasley - Presents MONK'estra Vol. 1 (2016)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 318.94 Mb | 54:12 | Cover
Mainstream Jazz, Crosover Jazz, Modern Big Band | Country: USA | Label: Mack Avenue Records (MAC1113)

John Beasley has shared stages with some of the most important names in jazz during his three-decade career. From his days as a member of Freddie Hubbard's quintet and one of Miles Davis' last touring bands to his role as Music Director for Jazz Day galas for the Thelonious Monk Institute, Beasley has had a first-hand involvement with the genre's never-ending evolution. Thelonious Monk is a Mount Rushmore figure in the creation of modern jazz.