Jimmy Owens - The Monk Project (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 424.53 Mb | 75:01 | Covers
Hard Bop, Straight-Ahead Jazz | Label: IPO Recordings - IPOC1022
Honored as an NEA Jazz Master in early 2012, Jimmy Owens hasn't had the opportunity to lead very many record dates during a career dating back to the later 1950s. But when the trumpeter has entered the studio, he has made an impact, such as this all-star tribute to Thelonious Monk, which includes fellow Jazz Master Kenny Barron on piano, veteran tuba player Howard Johnson (who doubles on baritone sax), plus several outstanding younger musicians who have made their mark since arriving in more recent times: trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, tenor saxophonist Marcus Strickland, bassist Kenny Davis and drummer Winard Harper.