SomeNew Music, 2007, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O’s Notes: This collection is centered on the music of the late, great pianist Thelonius Monk. His works were not always understood when initially released but have become more widely accepted over time. Sam’s interpretations push the envelope even further with gruff, scratchy soprano sax performed solo! There are ten of Sam’s favorite Monk tunes with five interludes that serve as palletizers between the tracks. Get ready for an unusual session, one that is creative and based on the provocative rhythms of Monk. Hold on, while it gets bumpy, the ride is exhilarating!