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John Beasley: Presents MONK’estra, Vol. 1

Thelonious Monk’s music reimagined and contemporized in an orchestral setting? If such a thing fills you with more dread than anticipation, rest assured: John Beasley, no stranger to Monk’s legacy, and an artist who has amassed a mile-long list of professional credits, knows precisely what he’s doing. His vision for this project is bold, and … Read More “John Beasley: Presents MONK’estra, Vol. 1”

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John Beasley/Darryl Jones/Ndugu Chancler: 3 Brave Souls

What happens when three veterans of Miles’ bands of the early ’70s through late ’80s, all of whom have also supported high-profile pop and rock tours and recordings, join forces for their own project? 3 Brave Souls, featuring the talents of journeyman pianist, organist and keyboards player John Beasley (Chaka Khan, Steely Dan, James Brown), … Read More “John Beasley/Darryl Jones/Ndugu Chancler: 3 Brave Souls”

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