North Coast Brewing Co. publishes the Brother Thelonious Quintet, made up of Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance alumni, with Helen Sung, class of ’97, on piano; Alan Hampton, class of ’05, on bass; James Alsanders, class of ’05, on drums; Wayne Escoffery, class of 99, on tenor sax and Ambrose Akinmusire, class of ’07, on trumpet. Vocalist Gretchen Parlato, class of ’03, performs on the closing track. Read more and hear some of the tunes.
All the proceeds of the sale of this fabulous disc go to The Thelonious Monk Institute Of Jazz, as if we need another reason to pour a cold one when listening to Brother Thelonious. Read the review in All About Jazz