Adam, Smith, and I got together at Jeff Cressman's house on January 2 and 3, 2014 to make a record of Thelonious Monk compositions. We were all surprised, and delighted, by the music that was played. And we hope you enjoy it.
released May 20, 2014
Ben Goldberg: clarinet
Adam Levy: guitar
Smith Dobson: drums
All compositions by Thelonious Monk,
published by Thelonious Music Corp.
Recorded January 2 and 3 at Cressman Studios, San Francisco, CA
Recorded and mixed by Jeff Cressman
Mastered by Jon Cohrs at Spleenless Mastering, Brooklyn, NY
Original Artwork by Smith Dobson
Jimmy easily would have fit in with this outfit, and it would have been a joy to listen to for another reason. These musicians are engaged and perform at the top of their game, every piece. Kenneth Pyron
This quintet has acquired legendary status as a working unit...all the musicians are exemplary at their craft and DD is one of my 'Big5'...he is an exquisite composer of both depth and breadth of vision...you can instantly recognise Dave's DNA in a tune...what's more, you feel there is also so much more to come!;his powers of expression are so special.
These compositions are from the heart and I can only suggest that you take them to yours...