This week’s Vinyl Vault features a 1984 tribute to Thelonious Monk entitled “That’s the Way I Feel Now.” It’s a double album featuring cover versions of 23 Monk tunes performed by a wildly eclectic cast of musicians from the jazz, rock and avant garde worlds. Some of the featured artists include Dr. John, the Carla Bley Band featuring Johnny Griffin, Was (Not Was), Steve Lacy with Charlie Rouse, Joe Jackson, John Scofield, NRBQ, Randy Weston, Todd Rundgren, Bobby McFerrrin with Bob Dorough, Peter Frampton, John Zorn and many more. The whole thing was the brainchild of producer Hal Willner.
It’s Monk like you’ve never heard him!
Check it out on the Vinyl Vault with Geoff Anderson, Tuesday, March 17 at 8:30pm on KUVO Jazz.