This was Harmonious Monk's first album, it was recorded dec. 20th-23rd 2005 at Tyrell Hall on the University of Tulsa campus by recording engineer Mark Kuykendall. Overdubbing took place at Jared Tyler's house and Mark Kuykendall's house. The album was mastered by Brian Pryor
Bio: Harmonious Monk is breathing life into a new musical frankenstein. This quartet of Tulsa natives holds roots in improvisation, jazz, funk, Latin, hip-hop, and many other elements that they have combined to brew a wonderfully unique sound. The music in itself consists of eclectic rhythmic sculptures that give support to innovative solos and infectious melodic figures. The group never fails to make every show a spiritual journey that leaves everyone with a positive monk energy.
Among other places, Harmonious Monk has been given the privelage of performing to audiences at some reputable venues in the midwest, such as: Cain's Ballroom (Tulsa, OK), CherryBrook Artz Festival, Tsunami Sushi Restaurant and Bar(Tulsa, OK), US Beer Company (Chicago, IL), Dulcinea's 100th Monkey (Denver, CO), The Gunnison Brewery (Gunnison, CO), 2nd Street Brewery (Sante Fe, NM), The Jazz Kitchen (Lubbock and Austin, TX),the Red Room (San Antonio, TX), Tulsa Mayfest, Groovefest(Norman,OK) and the Deli (Norman,OK), Mike's College Bar (Stillwater, OK), and the Outland (Springfield, MO).
Harmonious Monk thrives on creation through improvised music. Their insatiable drive towards excellence in musicianship and creativity draws attention and creates an unforgettable experience. Available at every show are prescriptions of their hip musical medicine.