Re: More Jazz!
Originally Posted by jay norem
Get everything you can by Thelonious Monk, the greatest jazz musician who ever lived. You'll hear everyone from Max Roach to Art Blakey to Ben Riley.
I get a great feeling playing Monk tunes. Its as if they're written by a drummer. Having said that, Monk often played piano as if he was a drummer. I'd recommend the album Misterioso to every drummer who even remotely likes jazz. Though this particular album seems to be a bit over looked, Roy Haynes playing complements the music perfectly and his solos on it are like nothing i've ever heard.
“Playing ‘bop’ is like playing Scrabble with all the vowels missing.” - Duke Ellington
Last edited by tytaniumboxhead; 05-15-2008 at 01:21 AM.