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We're Proud to Announce the Release of Baritone Monk: The Claire Daly Quartet, A CD Benefitting Jazz Education

Baritone Monk CD Front

We’re proud to announce the release of our new CD, Baritone Monk: The Claire Daly Quartet performing the music of Thelonious Monk, featuring Claire Daly on baritone saxophone, flute, and vocals; Steve Hudson on piano; Peter Grant on drums; and Mary Ann McSweeney on bass. 100% of sales proceeds from the CD are donated to the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz to further international Jazz education programs.

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“Claire Daly’s marvelous tribute to Monk’s music reminds us of that special affinity, of Monk’s penchant for the lower frequencies and the big, full sound he expected from his ensemble. Monk’s music is notoriously difficult, though you wouldn’t know it from this recording. Daly’s superb quartet combines a mastery of Monk’s less-recorded repertoire with the casual joy of a jam session. Pianist Steve Hudson avoids Monkish clichés, displaying his own unique style to great effect. Bassist Mary Ann McSweeney plays with a profound sense of melody, swing, and harmonic imagination, and unlike so many young bass players she is not afraid to explore the instrument’s lower register. Peter Grant, a long-time Daly collaborator, gives the band its driving pulse but with a subtlety that allows all voices to be heard. Finally, there is Claire Daly, whose breadth of styles, enormous tone, and distinctive phrasing place her among the very best of contemporary baritone players.”
—from the liner notes by Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original (2009)

Your support of this CD supports Jazz education. Click here for a printable version of this flyer.

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Ensemble VIII—Upcoming Concert Sponsored by North Coast Brewing

Ensemble VIII ConcertNorth Coast Brewing is proud to sponsor Ensemble VIII, a Renaissance and Baroque a capella ensemble. If you’re in Texas, check out their upcoming concerts!


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North Coast Brewing Sponsors Exceptional Vocal Group Ensemble VIII

Ensemble VIII, May 2011North Coast Brewing has announced its sponsorship of Ensemble VIII, an exceptional vocal group performing masterworks from the Baroque and Renaissance eras. This is an extension of the brewery’s support of music education and performance through the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, the Monterey Jazz Festival, the annual Mendocino Music Festival, and other venues.

Upcoming Concert:
“The House of Tudor—English Polyphony of Tallis, Sheppard, and Byrd”
Friday, May 11 in Austin, TX and Saturday, May 12 in Dallas

Ensemble VIII is under the direction of Dr. James Morrow, Director of Choral Activities at the University of Texas in Austin, and is comprised of eight nationally known singers who gather from throughout the country to perform. Founded in 2011, Ensemble VIII has plans for national tours and the release of recorded concerts. Most recently, the group presented Handel’s Messiah in its entirety, accompanied by period instruments—a unique program for such a small choral group. Reviews have been remarkable. Watch for the release of recordings soon. Tickets for concerts available at www.ensembleVIII.org.

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