“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).
Centaur Records releases a disc featuring chamber music for viola and piano, with Baltimore Symphony violist Peter Minkler and Lura Johnson, pianist. This recording was used in the official teaser trailer for the 2013 Warner Bros. film, Gravity.
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.