Let's Call This Monk!

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
A few decades ago it was considered quite unusual for any musician to record a full set of Thelonious Monk songs. However, by the time guitarist Joshua Breakstone made this trio date, everyone seemed to be recording Monk's music and the formerly forbidding pianist-composer was rightfully considered not only a genius, but fairly accessible. With the exception of "Ruby, My Dear," Breakstone a superior cool-toned guitarist explores the more obscure and complex Monk tunes on this set, swinging such songs as "Work," "Eronel," and "Brilliant Corners" with ease. The trio is tight, with bassist Dennis Irwin contributing stimulating lines and drummer Mickey Roker being subtle and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
A few decades ago it was considered quite unusual for any musician to record a full set of Thelonious Monk songs. However, by the time guitarist Joshua Breakstone made this trio date, everyone seemed to be recording Monk's music and the formerly forbidding pianist-composer was rightfully considered not only a genius, but fairly accessible. With the exception of "Ruby, My Dear," Breakstone a superior cool-toned guitarist explores the more obscure and complex Monk tunes on this set, swinging such songs as "Work," "Eronel," and "Brilliant Corners" with ease. The trio is tight, with bassist Dennis Irwin contributing stimulating lines and drummer Mickey Roker being subtle and swinging in support. Although no longer groundbreaking, this is a fine addition to Joshua Breakstone's consistently rewarding discography.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/27/1997
  • Label: Double Time Jazz
  • UPC: 711527012123
  • Catalog Number: 121
  • Sales rank: 160,784

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Let's Call This (4:16)
  2. 2 Work (6:21)
  3. 3 We See (5:08)
  4. 4 Reflections (7:25)
  5. 5 Monk's Dream (8:55)
  6. 6 I Mean You (4:13)
  7. 7 Ruby, My Dear (8:47)
  8. 8 Eronel (5:38)
  9. 9 Brilliant Corners (5:53)
  10. 10 Humph (6:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joshua Breakstone Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar, Strings
Dennis Irwin Bass
Mickey Roker Drums
Joshua Breakstone Trio Track Performer
Technical Credits
Joshua Breakstone Producer, Liner Notes
Jamey Aebersold Executive Producer
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
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