Pianist Bruce Dudley performs his arrangement for piano and string quartet of Billy Strayhorn's "Isfahan". Featuring David Davidson (violin), David Angell (violin), Monisa Angell (viola), Sari Riest (cello), Jim Ferguson (bass), and Jim White (drums). Live at the NJW Jazz Cave, March 12, 2011.
Bruce Dudley Ensemble
Bruce Dudley, Piano
Nashville, TN, 37211
Bruce Dudley founded the Bruce Dudley Double Quartet in 2003 to perform original repertoire and music by Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Ornette Coleman, and others. The group consists of a string quartet and a jazz quartet (piano, saxophone, bass, and drums). In 2010 the group released a CD titled "Mostly Monk." Live performances by the group have earned high praises. Jazztimes wrote of the CD "...world class musicians who give Monk’s music new life through the interpretations of Dudley."