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Monk’s Music Trio: Monk’s Bones

If this record doesn’t make you grin like a fool, you’re a grinch.

Monk’s Music Trio is Si Perkoff on piano, Sam Bevan on bass and Chuck Bernstein on drums. They are Monk acolytes, scholars and interpreters of the first order, as demonstrated on their earlier recordings, Think of One and Harmony of Odd Numbers. Perkoff, Bevan and Bernstein (sounds like a law firm, doesn’t it?) are deeply in tune with a particular aspect of Monk’s art–his deadpan humor. Drollery is assured on Monk’s Bones by the addition of the funniest jazz instrument, the trombone. Two of them, actually, played by the great Roswell Rudd and Max Perkoff (Si’s son).

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