“Mostly Monk” respectfully takes the music of Thelonious Monk and lifts it to a new level with imagination and masterful creativity. Also includes compositions by Dudley, Ornette Coleman, Billy Strayhorn, and Jimmy Rowles.
Patrick Cornelius' music for Chordless Jazz Ensemble, released on Whirlwind Recordings. Features Johnathan Blake (drums), Michael Janisch (bass), Nick Vayenas (trombone), and Mark Small (tenor saxophone).
The music is a mix of Falzone's original compositions and collective improvisations inspired by Arabic musical forms such as the Longa and Muwashah, the work of Tunisian oud master Anouar Brahem and the cross-cultural significance of the lament in music and literature from around the world.
The music is mostly swinging and features a large number of cover tunes mixed with Sean's distinctive compositions. Overall it's a sunny swinging CD with familiar sounds and tradition mixed with new ideas.