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Musique de Thelonious Monk Évidence, Thelonious Monk

… the group gives highly personal renditions of Monk tunes, illustrating why jazz innovators quickly hailed him as major figure. AllMusic, USA

L’impression d’aisance, de facilité, de plaisir qui s’en dégage est d’ores et déjà une leçon en soi. Club-culture, Québec

Évidence is a tribute to the music of Thelonious Monk, pianist and composer, pioneer of bebop, who influenced modern jazz a great deal. Évidence sets itself in continuity of an always increasing interest for compositions from this great musician.

Founded in Montréal in 1985, the group Évidence is comprised of musicians Pierre Cartier (Ensemble Pierre Cartier, Chansons de Douve), Jean Derome (Les Granules, Jean Derome et les Dangereux Zhoms), and Pierre Tanguay (Noma, Icarus, l’Ensemble Steve Watson). These musicians, better known in “musique actuelle” circles, do indeed demonstrate on this record, their intimacy with the jazz tradition.

Évidence’s repertoire includes nearly sixty pieces, accumulated progressively through the years. Some are well-known, others not much. All are revealing of Monk’s conceptual harshness and peculiar humour. This first album, produced by the authors on independant label Ambiances Magnétiques present ten works including Ugly Beauty and ’Round Midnight.


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Musique de Thelonious Monk

Évidence, Thelonious Monk

Jean Derome, Pierre Cartier, Pierre Tanguay

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