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Andy Summers - Green Chimneys
May 18, 1999
Original Released Date: 1999

Andy Summers/Guitar, Banjo, Dobro
Steve Tavagliono/Soprano & Tenor Saxes, Clarinet
Walt Fowler/Trumpet
Joey De Francesco/Organ

Hank Roberts/Cello
Dave Carpenter/Bass
Peter Erskine, Drums

1. Green Chimneys (Monk)
2. Hackensack (Monk)
3. Brilliant Corners (Monk)
4. Monk's Dream (Monk)
5. 'Round Midnight (Monk)
6. Bemsha Swing Shuffle Boil (Monk)
7. Boo Boo's Birthday (Monk)
8. Evidence (Monk)
9. Ugly Beauty (Monk)
10. Think of One
11. Light Blue/Rhythm-A-Ning
12. Ruby My Dear

No one has played Monk before like Andy Summers does. Summers is the ex-Police guitarist who has received a lot of inspiration in jazz and decides to do his first official jazz album and indeed is an immense success. Thanks for inviting my favorite cello player Hank Roberts to play here. Also featuring Joey DeFrancesco on piano and Sting's vocal on "Round Midnight." This album, having the roots in Monk, departs in a very reasonably different direction. Summers is grabbing onto something here, might as well call it soul, or verve, or panache, or jazz, or style, or whatnot. But Summers got it here, right here. May God bless him and make him come out with more good stuff. This is by far the best album of 1999.

Extended Listening

-Thelonious Monk-Live at The It Club (Complete) (2CDs)

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