JD Allen trio with Gregg August and Rudy Royston, special guest Bill Frisell
Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues Are
52 St. Theme
(JD worked in reprises of the blues and the rhythm changes: very hip.)
Ask Me Now
I Mean You
Highlights included: JD’s levitating post-Coltrane search on “Bemsha Swing,” Frisell’s melodies on “Ask Me Now,” Royston’s one-handed single stroke rolls accompanying the theme of “Monk’s Dream,” August’s indomitable up-tempo walking lines on “52 St. Theme.”
Very special thanks to Tim Walter of Durham Fruit and Produce Co., the warehouse is warm and welcoming.
MONK@100 includes a listening booth
and several pieces of art by André Leon Gray.
Aaron Greenwald of Duke Performances made it all possible.
Rehearsal and pre-gig: