On Friday night, in celebration of Thelonious Monk’s centenary, CAP UCLA presents pianist JASON MORAN—IN MY MIND, MONK AT TOWN HALL 1959.
This multimedia project brings Moran’s group Big BandwagonJason Moran, (piano), Wallace Roney II (trumpet), Immanuel Wilkins (alto sax), Walter Smith III (tenor sax), Frank Lacy (trombone), Bob Stewart (tuba), Tarus Mateen (bass), Nasheet Waits (drums)—to the ornate Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown L.A.
In addition to virtuoso performances of Monk’s music, IN MY MIND combines documentary recordings of Monk’s rehearsals at photographer W. Eugene Smith’s downtown loft, artwork by Glenn Ligon, sampling and mixing, and archival visual material brought to life by videographer David Dempewolf.
JASON MORAN—IN MY MIND, MONK AT TOWN HALL 1959, Friday, November 10. at 8 pm.
THE THEATRE AT ACE HOTEL, 929 South Broadway, downtown Los Angeles.
Thelonious Monk.
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