Friday, August 12, 2011

Now's the Time: Malachy Papers

A seemingly unlikely jazz-related double bill takes place Friday, August 12, at Davey's Uptown Rambler's Club. Alaturka, the exquisitely tasteful Turkish jazz ensemble led by thoughtful multi-instrumentalist Beau Bledsoe performs with Malachy Papers, an in-your-face ensemble that features Mike Dillon and Mark Southerland. Relatively conservative jazz fans are tossed a lifeline in the embedded video when a Monk composition kicks in at the 4:25 mark. "Misterioso" indeed.


Anonymous said...

As one who can remember Monk struggling for acceptance, I chuckled at the irony in one of his compositons being called a lifeline to conservative jazz fans. (Not that it isn't accurate.)

Happy In Bag said...

Yeah, I know 1219. Note that I qualified my remark with the word "relatively." But still… Monk's Mysterioso album was recorded this week in 1958. Folks have had over half a century to wrap their heads around Monk's music.

Anonymous said...

Mike Dillon and Brandon Draper on the same stage!!! . . . better hold on to something. - sam

Anonymous said...

Let me start by saying I enjoyed the clip and the lifeline.

Unfortunately the vibes player and bass player were screwing up the form of the blues changes. Was this deliberate? It didn't sound like it. How can you expect to be taken seriously if you mess up something as introductory as the blues.

Anon 12:19, maybe Monk made elementary errors like that but I doubt it.

Look, I dig avant garde jazz especially if it sounds like you know what you're doing. Check out the Dave Holland Quintet on ECM.

These guys are playing with reckless abandon and thats commendable too.

Playing and acting wierd is fine but be sure to back it up with substance, some fundamentals and a foundation of musical discipline.

Having said that, lets give these fellows all McArthur Foundation grants and Honorary Doctorates.