MIGHTY QUINN proudly announces: Pianist Matt King Takes Thelonious Monk on a Wild RideThrough Brazil in Groundbreaking New Album, Out September 30, 2017 In Monk In Brazil, King reimagines Monk tunes with Brazilian rhythms, alongside an A-list of Brazilian-American musicians including Nilson Matta, Chico Pinheiro, Itaiguara Brandão, Mauricio Zottarelli,Adriano Santos and Anton Denner The concept: Take the iconic, perennially modern works of Thelonious Monk and combine them with the pulsating, irresistible rhythms of Brazil.It was a brilliant idea, just waiting for the right musician - one with the necessary combination of inspiration and jazz chops - to come along and realize it. Jazz pianist and composer Matt King, winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition in 2000 and a Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition semi-finalist, was that musician. After all, the project combined two of King’s long-standing passions: Monk and Brazilian music. The result, Monk In Brazil(Mighty Quinn Productions) -subtitled “Re-grooving the music of Thelonious Monk. Available at the Amazon & itunes digital stores on September 30,2017. “A triumph, full of joyous musical surprises that engage you from beginning to end. The piano playing is stellar, sparkling with clarity and creative ideas. If you love Monk and Brazilian music, get ready to party! Bravo Matt King!” -Rufus Reid
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