Tenor saxophonist Phillip Greenlief plays two sets of Monk’s music, solo, streamed live in real time from Bird & Beckett via facebook. Saturday, April 11th, 7:30 and 8:45 pm.
Some of the arrangements Phillip will perform this evening were featured on the release Monkwork by The Lost Trio (the cd was listed in NPR’s Top 10 releases of 2014). Both sets will feature medleys and stand-alone readings of classic and obscure Monk tunes, highlighting the craft of Monk’s iconoclast composition style.
Since his emergence on the West Coast in the late 1970s, Evander Music founder and saxophonist Phillip Greenlief has achieved international critical acclaim for his recordings and performances with musicians and composers in the post-jazz continuum as well as new music innovators and virtuosic improvisers. He has performed and recorded with Wadada Leo Smith, Meredith Monk, Rashaun Mitchell and They Might Be Giants; albums include Lantskap Logic with Fred Frith and Evelyn Davis (Clean Feed) and That Overt Desire of Object with Joelle Leandre (Relative Pitch). Recent residencies have included Headlands Center for the Arts. His critical writing has been published in Artforum and Signal to Noise.
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