|Amendola, Scott/Ben Goldberg/Devin Hoff / Plays Monk|
|Artist:||Amendola, Scott/Ben Goldberg/Devin Hoff||Added:||Oct 2008|
|Label:||Long Song Records|
|Add Date:||2008-11-09||Pull Date:||2009-01-11||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||Jan 11||Jan 4||Dec 21||Dec 7||Nov 30||Nov 23||Nov 16|
|1.||Jan 09, 2009:||Memory Select |
|4.||Dec 19, 2008:||Memory Select (early edition) |
Boo Boo's Birthday
|2.||Jan 07, 2009:||Cipher's Crop Circle |
|5.||Dec 19, 2008:||The Rent Party |
|3.||Jan 02, 2009:||Memory Select |
|6.||Dec 17, 2008:||The Rent Party |
Pianoless Monk covers with an outside twist, fronted by clarinet. The trio are big-name local players who obviously relish the chance to really dig into these compositions, some of which are pretty obscure (to me, anyway). Ben Goldberg's clarinet takes front stage, but pay attention to Devin Hoff on bass and Scott Amendola on drums too, as they contribute some good ideas (track 6 comes to mind) and nifty solos. |
These guys are all busy in other bands all the time, but they did lots of gigs as the Plays Monk trio for years before recording this CD, so they've had lots of time to work the material inside and out, and to cohere as a group.
1- Spinning mid/fast, nicely dizzy
2- Midtempo. Nice drums & bass intro.
3- Upbeat. Midtempo with a wide-sweeping kind of swing.
4- Slow upbeat mood, with a bit of old-time-jazzy romance
5- Perky, with subversive bubbling bass & drums in the intro
6- Hard-digging bassline, kind of a sneaky feel.
7- Melody gets ground out on bass. A relaxed mid/fast feel.
8- Quick and twirly
9- Easygoing saunter
10- Peppy and propulsive, mid/fast. Nice clarinet work.
|2.||Boo Boo's Birthday||7.||Shuffle Boil|
|3.||Work||8.||Four In One|
|5.||Little Rootie Tootle||10.||Teo|