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Aldcroft, Ken & Dave Clark / Hat & Beard: The Music Of Thelonious Monk
Album:Hat & Beard: The Music Of Thelonious Monk Collection:Jazz
Artist:Aldcroft, Ken & Dave Clark Added:04/2012
Label:Trio Records 

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Add Date:2012-04-21 Pull Date:2012-06-24 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2012-04-20 
KEN ALDCROFT & DAVE CLARK: Hat & Beard
Trio, 2011

AVANT-MODERN JAZZ – Eight Thelonious Monk tunes get a very quirky duo treatment: just guitar and drums! The playing is really loose and fun, with Clark grunt-scatting along with his thumping rhythms as Aldcroft jerks and noodles around the edges of Monk’s catchy/bizarro melodies. You can also hear them making decisions and prompting each other as they play (this sounds a lot like a Wednesday Night Live recording, actually). They’re having a great time and so will you. Play!

All tracks cool. Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7

1. 5:38 – light, playful guitar trips over big rolling bass-drum groove
2. 6:12 – starts quiet & delicate, guitar flirts with atonality, drums come in later
3. 5:41 – tap-dance rhythm, happy tune gets frantic in the middle
4. 6:58 – soft, scattered intro/ending; an easy stroll turns vigorous, then wacky
5. 4:30 – upbeat spiky groove: gets big and splashy, nearly runs off the rails
6. 3:56 – easygoing strut: a straightforward start but soon turns truly weird
7. 6:39 – medium tempo chugs along, moments of surf-rock and dissonance
8. 4:03 – silly studio chatter into pounding broken riffs, more chatter at end

[ Fo ] - April 2012

Track Listing
1.52nd Street Theme 5.I Mean You
2.Locomotive 6.We See
3.Green Chimneys 7.Bye Ya
4.Nutty 8.Little Rootie Tootie