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4.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Morphinator ,

Set Your Soul Afire to these Syncopated Strings

I'm a fan of the Kronos because of their commitment of bringing us musical excellence from decades of genres ranging from angst to rock – all in a brilliant and engaging tour-de-force of a string quartet. Enter the soul clenching tones of Monk and a Double Bass, and you’ll start exploring areas in the right side of your brain that you never knew existed. You’ll feel Monk’s musical passion to your core. You’ll hear richer and greater depths to these tasty tracks each time you listen – so palatable that you won’t ever get tired of listening! Monk on!

Return2Youth ,

An old favorite

I have been a fan of this album since it first came out in thee 1970s. While I prefer the angularity, quirkiness, and percussiveness of Monk’s piano, and the depth of emotion of his better accompanists the arrangements go along way to capturing Monk’s spirit. Although the quartet does not improvise, Ron Carter is one of the great jazz bassists and his improvisations are always appropriate. I particularly enjoy the quirkiness of Off Minor/Epistrophy and the depth of Round Midnight.

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