From the press
There is so much hep stuff happening in these new big band arrangements of tunes by Thelonious Monk that I was transported to another realm, one where the car seems capable of driving itself.
He lifts Monk’s melodies away from their native idiom of bebop and replants them in the musically cosmopolitan 21st century (...) Monk’s themes emerge as strong as ever.
Beasley does some real clever work on these vintage pieces (...) The entire album just bubbles over with joy, adding new colors and styles as fresh as the hats on Thelonious Monk’s head.
Some of the most mesmerizing big band music of recent memory (Don Heckman)