Martin Speake – Saxophone
Hans Koller – Euphonium/Piano
Jeff Williams – Drums
Fred Thomas – Double Bass
Thelonious formed in 2015 to study and play the music of one of the 20th century’s greatest composers.
Saxophonist Martin Speake, Euphonium/Piano Hans Koller and Calum Gourlay on double bass, spent 3 years leading up to Monk’s centennial year (2017) learning all his compositions and studying his music. It was at their monthly residency downstairs at The Vortex where they began to present their take on Monk for his second century.
Playing stripped down versions focusing on the strong sometimes beautiful sometimes angular melodies of Thelonious Monk. Joined tonight by young lion David Ingamells on drums.