Mike Zinna & George Hoar | Takin' On Monk

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Takin' On Monk

by Mike Zinna & George Hoar

"Takin on Monk" Mike Zinna Guitar, George Hoar on Upright Bass and Piano, Carl Mendez and Kira Kindu on Percussion. Featuring Richar Dalrymple on Spoken Word. Our Tribute to the Genius of Thelonius Monk and to the Beat Generation.
Genre: Jazz: World Fusion
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1. Blue Monk (feat. Richard Dalrymple) Mike Zinna & George Hoar
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2. Bye-Ya Mike Zinna & George Hoar
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3. Lets Cool One (feat. Richard Dalrymple) Mike Zinna & George Hoar
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4. Monk's Mood Mike Zinna & George Hoar
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5. Hackensack (feat. Richard Dalrymple) Mike Zinna & George Hoar
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6. In Walked Bud Mike Zinna & George Hoar
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7. Epistrophy Mike Zinna & George Hoar
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8. Little Rootie Tootie Mike Zinna & George Hoar
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9. Ruby My Dear Mike Zinna & George Hoar
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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It was just about a Christmas last year. George Hoar(bassist and Pianist and Friend) were finishing up a Sunday Afternoon gig at one of our favorite venues The Cork Screw in Huntersville N.C. I was enjoying the first sips of a glorius Guiness when George announced, " I got the idea for our new CD." "We're going to fo all Monk tunes, the ones that nobody else plays." It'll be cool because no guitar player has really done an all Monk album." I then began to gulp the Guiness, because I knew what an undertaking this would be. Thelonis Monk was a genius and I got into his music heavy about ten years ago. I read everything. Watched a bunch of documentaries on him and listned to his music constantly. I even bought a book of his charts. Perhaps things were already arranged in the cosmos. About that time when George had made this monumental announcement, I had gotten him into reading Kerouack and the Beats. George being George, he dove into it. I realized the connection and began brain storming. Kerouack adored jazz especially Bop. He was always at "The Five Spot" in the Bowery in New York at that time to listen to Monk and the other giants of that time like Charlie Parker and Coltrane. This is where Richard Dalrymple comes in. Richard is a local treasure here in Charlotte. He Hosts the Saturday Morning Jazz Party on WHIP 1350 AM in Mooresville N.C. He's a Brooklyn Native and knew many of the great artists of that time. He found me when I put my Mustang into a ditch one snowy morning. ( long story). My local paper wrote an article about it and in an attempt to write a funny response to it, I cleverly mentioned my first CD "The Roar of the Archtops." Richard is interested in hooking up with and promoting as many local 'straight ahead" jazz artists as he can find. Luckily for me he found me and the rest is history. His knowledge of jazz is unsurpassed, has an incredible voice, passion and great warm personality. So I dug into the wonderful quotes made by Monk and Kerouack's statements and prose on jazz and drafted Richard to do the voice overs. We think it worked. We're very proud and pleased with effort and hope you "Take on Monk." Get some wine, lower the lights and enjoy. Hey and listen to Richard Dalrymple on WHIP 1350AM on Saturday Mornings, 9am to 11:30am EST. Go to shoutcast.com if you're out of range. A true gift to yourself. Thanks to Carl Mendez and Kira Kindu for the incredible percussion work on this album. Only in New York. From me Mike Zinna, guitar, George Hoar Upright Bass and Piano. Richard Dalrymple and Carl Mendez and Kira Kindu, we wish you great Joy and Peace. Personell is: Mike Zinna on guitar. George Hoar on Upright Bass and Piano, Richard Dalrymple, spoken word and Carl Mendez and Kira Kindu on Percussion.


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