Organ Monk Quartet
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
7:30pm | Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Student: $15 (select sets with Student I.D.)
Hammond B3 organist Greg Lewis has so devoted himself to the mastery of his instrument that he is known as an “organ monk.” That, in addition to his “encyclopedic knowledge” of pianist/composer Thelonious Monk’s repertory, made for the seemingly obvious conception of Lewis’ Organ Monk CD trilogy, in which he transfers Monk’s compositions (plus a few originals) to the Hammond B3 organ. More than just an all-too-perfect title, the project has received universally rave reviews, noting not only the players’ top-notch performances, but also the thoughtful and original treatment of this popular material. Harmonically complex and immediately accessible, classic and freshly inspired, “filthy and graceful” (The New York Times), this is a showcase of wildly successful contradictions not to be missed.