25 Nov The.Monk in Concert Saturday 25 November 2017
Modern Thelonious Monk Jazz Interpretations
From 8:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.As part of our dedication to bringing new and exciting musical talent to Kampot, The Magic Sponge is extremely proud to present an evening of jazz improvisation with The.Monk. The.Monk is a musical trio who's modern interpretations of the seminal jazz works of Thelonious Monk are true to the expository nature of the genre. With electric instrumentation, the trio give a new life to Monk’s compositions through a constant reinterpretation of musical ambiance including very different musical influences. Nonetheless, although different styles (punk, dub, blues, freejazz) result from the fusion of genres, The.Monk's music maintains a deep respect the composer's vision of a true improvisational musical language. The iconoclastic style of member Alexis Hanhart's stylistic playing and Dominic’s Frey's organic way to play rhythm mix wonderfully with the saturated & weird guitar of Julien Neumann. When The.Monk take the auditor through a journey around Thelonious Monk’s compositions, it also pushes the listener between whales and doomed dwarfs, Arabic landscapes suddenly shifting into a traffic nightmare, and so on, following what is happening in the improvisation aspect of the project. The.Monk will perform at The Magic Sponge starting at 8:00 p.m. and admission is free.