The Orchard has announced the exclusive pre-release of Monk (Xanadu), by the Peter Bernstein Trio, on eMusic (eMusic). The title, which is the first new release on Xanadu in several years, will be available starting December 30 along with five newly remastered Xanadu catalog albums. The music will be released on digital retailers worldwide on January 13.
On Monk, Bernstein’s first new album in four years, the guitarist leads a trio backed by Doug Weiss (bass) and Bill Stewart (drums) through 12 Thelonious Monk tunes including “Let’s Cool One,” “Ruby, My Dear” and “Well You Needn’t.”
In addition to the new offering from Bernstein, five newly remastered Xanadu catalog albums will be available in advance on eMusic, featuring recordings by Dexter Gordon, Fats Navarro, Charlie Parker, Clifford Brown, Billie Holiday, Jack Teagarden, Art Tatum, Thelonious Monk, Earl Hines, Roy Eldridge, Bud Powell, Johnny Griffin, Kenny Clarke and others.