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EFG London Jazz Festival presents Thelonious Monk at 100

Concert 3: Monk at Town Hall 1959 with Charles Tolliver
Cadogan Hall, London
Sunday 19th Nov 2017 7:00pm
Maximum of 8 tickets
Over 18s only

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  • Doors: 7:00pm
  • Begins: 7:30pm

Thelonious Sphere Monk remains a seminal figure in the evolution of contemporary jazz – a wayward genius and force of nature whose spiky, instantly recognisable piano style and writing refer back to jazz masters like Jelly Roll Morton and Duke Ellington – but whose vision was of a future seen through the prism of a bebop revolution in the 40s where Monk himself played a key role.

Monk is one of the elite jazz composers – pianist Jonathan Gee and saxophonist Tony Kofi are steeped in the maestro’s repertoire, and re-visit a previously landmark Festival project, playing all Monk’s songs in a day, with three concerts, each inspired by a classic Monk album, as well as recalling collaborations with the likes of Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane and Gerry Mulligan, with an ensemble packed with British jazz talent, including Cleveland Watkiss, Byron Wallen, Jason Yarde, Jean Toussaint, Jim Rattigan, Andy Grappy, Ben Hazelton and Rod Youngs.

The icing on the cake is a re-creation of Monk’s milestone 1959 Town Hall concert with music written for a ten-piece band, led by the charismatic trumpeter, arranger and founder of Strata East Records Charles Tolliver, who attended the original concert as a teenager, and who has re-constructed the original music from his treasured, original LP. Tolliver’s restaging responds in breath-taking form the tensions and energies that made the first performance so electric – a combination of individual and group interaction, infused with Monk’s fusion of African-American rhythms, solo virtuosity and orchestral sweep.

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Free Companion/Assistance Scheme:Cadogan Hall has a range of services to assist disabled customers including a provision for wheelchair users in the stalls.Companions of disabled customers are entitled to a free seat when assisting disabled customers at Cadogan Hall.Please contact the venue on 0207 7304500 prior to booking to advise them of your requirements.

The easiest way to travel to Cadogan Hall is by public transport. It is located within 2 minutes walk of Sloane Square London Underground Station which is served by both District and Circle lines one stop away from Victoria Railway Station which has mainline and additional London Underground connections.

Turn right out of the Underground Station, cross Cliveden Place and walk up Sedding Street to the Hall.

Frequent bus services stop in Sloane Square and neighbouring Streets including King’s Road, Sloane Street and Lower Sloane Street.

Bus services include numbers: 11, 19, 22, 137, 211, 319, 360 and C1.

Taxis are numerous in the area and there is a taxi rank located on Sloane Square opposite the Underground Station.

Customers are reminded that on-street parking is strictly controlled with the nearest car park located half a mile away in Cadogan Place to the North.


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