Wednesday, February 19th at 9pm:
The Jazz Record Art Collective is excited to present the Madsen/Bradfield Quintet performing Eddie Davis & Johnny Griffin’s "Lookin' at Monk!", released in 1961.
“Originally recorded in 1961, this tribute program features two of the best tenor saxophonists of the period along with pianist Junior Mance and a rhythm section composed of bassist Larry Gales and drummer Ben Riley (both of whom would later work as Thelonious Monk sidemen). If the program seems a bit obvious ("'Round Midnight," "Epistrophy," "Well, You Needn't," etc.), bear in mind that this was only the second all-Monk program anyone had recorded and several of these numbers had yet to attain standard status. The playing is uniformly inventive and witty (both required attributes when approaching this repertoire), and Mance is particularly to be commended for maintaining a graceful and elegant attack and not trying to praise Monk by imitation.” -Rick Anderson
Chris Madsen - Tenor
Geof Bradfield - Alto
Reggie Thomas - Piano
Dennis Carrol - Bass
George Fludas - Drums
Featured Artist - Lewis Achenbach
ADMISSION & LOCATION:
$10 admission. Cash only.
Doors open at 8pm. Show starts at 9pm.
This music series is supported by Candid Wines.
The Fulton Street Collective
Located in the Hubbart Street Lofts
1821 W. Hubbard St. (3rd Floor)
Chicago, IL 60612
(773) 852 2481
This month we're excited to showcase a special series created by saxophonist, composer and bandleader Geof Bradfield. Geof has chosen to recreate albums that stretch across genres and eras of jazz, which will be performed by different groups he has assembled on Wednesday evenings at The Fulton Street Collective.
At the end of August we are excited to celebrate our 6th anniversary of the Jazz Record Art Collective series
with performances taking place during this year's annual Chicago Jazz Festival.