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July 17, 2017

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Pianist John Beasley to Release New Album “MONK’stra Vol. 2” on Sept. 1st, 2017

John Beasley Compares 1950s/’60s Social Struggles & Thelonious Monk’s Subsequent Artistic Response to Current Culture on MONK’estra, Vol. 2
If one were to have access to a time machine and could go back to see legendary bandleader Thelonious Monk in concert during the 1950s and ’60s, you’d likely see him so compelled by the music that he would retreat from his piano mid-performance and conduct his band, no matter how small or large, through an impassioned dance.