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In the same mode as the "Monkinus" album, this is a new reincarnation of Monk's tunes arranged and performed by bassist Dominic Duval and saxophonist Jimmy Halperin.

Duval, Dominic / Jimmy Halperin
Monk Dreams

Duval, Dominic / Jimmy Halperin: Monk Dreams (NoBusiness)
Label: NoBusiness    
Released in: Lithuania    

"Recorded at about the same time as Monkinus, the album by the same duo released on CIMP, the album is as good without adding too much. "Blue Monk", "Brilliant Corners", "Ruby, My Dear", "Epistrophy", "Criss Cross", "Evidence", "Monk's Dream", "Bye-ya", "Off Minor" figure on both albums. The only additional track you get is "Trinkle Tinkle". Yet never mind. If you don't know or don't have Monkinus, this one is as good, with a sound quality which is even better. Halperin's tenor soars, sings, dances and plays around all these well-known tunes by Thelonious Monk, and both musicians really enjoy what they do. Duval's bass is excellent as usual, playing the themes in unison with the tenor, then fixing the rhythm like clockwork. Without piano, and without drums, Monk's music is reduced to its bare essence, but certainly not the poorer for it. Halperin improvises beautifully, with a strong emotional component, unleashing the blues in Monk's music, while maintaining the inherent playfulness of the compositions. The performance is excellent. A really nice album."-Freejazz Stef

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Product Information:

Limited edition of 1000

UPC: 4771906002677

Label: NoBusiness
Catalog ID: NBCD2
Squidco Product Code: 11452

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: Lithuania
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded on May 12, 2005 by Marc Greene at Green Vinyl.


Jimmy Halperin-tenor saxophones, soprano saxophone

Dominic Duval-bass

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Track Listing:

1. Brilliant Corners 5:39

2. Off Minor 3:51

3. Epistrophy 7:08

4. Monk's Dream 7:34

5. Trinkle, Tinkle 4:28

6. Evidence 5:19

7. Bye-Ya 4:38

8. Criss Cross 4:07

9. Blue Monk 4:44

10. Ruby, My Dear 6:09

11. Brilliant Corners (Alternate) 3:30