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D'ANDREA Franco - Monk and the Time Machine
D'ANDREA Franco
Monk and the Time Machine

MPR053CD
Parco della Musica Records
Italia
 
2 CD

With the double CD Monk and the Time Machine, the sextet of Franco d'Andrea has an album dedicated to Thelonious Monk that contains many interpretations of his songs (Light Blue, Mysterious, Bright Mississippi, Locomotives, Blue Monk, Brake's Sake, Coming on the Hudson, Epistrophy, Monk's Mood, Well You Need not, I Mean You) and some original compositions by the group.

With the double CD Monk and the Time Machine, the sextet of Franco d'Andrea has an album dedicated to Thelonious Monk that contains many interpretations of his songs (Light Blue, Mysterious, Bright Mississippi, Locomotives, Blue Monk, Brake's Sake, Coming on the Hudson, Epistrophy, Monk's Mood, Well You Need not, I Mean You) and some original compositions by the group.

Born in Merano in 1941, D'Andrea began playing the piano at the age of 17 years old, having previously played the trumpet and the soprano sax. His professional career started in 1963 with Nunzio Rotondo at RAI in Rome. In 1964 he made his first recording with Gato Barbieri, within a two-year collaboration. During his career he played with musicians like Pepper Adams, Don Byas, Conte Candoli, Palle Danielsson, Joe Farrell, Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, Slide Hampton, Daniel Humair, Jimmy Knepper, Lee Konitz, Steve Lacy, Dave Liebman, Hank Mobley, Jean Luc Ponty, Enrico Rava, Frank Rosolino, Max Roach, Aldo Romano, Martial Solal, John Surman, Toots Thielemans, Charles Tolliver, Miroslav Vitous, Kenny Wheeler and many others.
Franco D’Andrea has won Musica Jazz magazine “Top Jazz” award as the 2013 best Italian artist.



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