LS003 Labirinti Sonori, 2006

01. EPISTROPHY 6:10 (T. Monk-K. Clark) Embassy Music Corp. (BMI)/Music Sales Corp. (ASCAP)
02. ASK ME NOW 6:25
03. BRILLIANT CORNERS 5:00
04. OFF MINOR 7:10
05. CREPUSCOLE WITH NELLIE 3:00
06. EVIDENCE 4:37
07. RUBY MY DEAR 8:44
08. IN WALKED BUD 6:45
09. JAPANESE FOLK SONG 2:48
10. MONK’S MOOD 4:16
11. RHYTHM-A-NING 5:07
12. ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT 4:40
(T. Monk-C. Williams-B. Hanighen)
All selections composed by Thelonious Sphere Monk (Thelonious Music-BMI), except as indicated.

Stefano Maltese: alto sax, bass clarinet
Giorgio Occhipinti: piano
Giuseppe Guarrella: double bass
Emanuele Primavera: drums


Dopo qualche concerto dedicato alla musica di Monk, i componenti di Know Quartet scoprono un naturale affiatamento che li convince a rendere stabile il gruppo e ad entrare in uno studio di registrazione. La session appare subito felice: i dodici pezzi scelti dal repertorio di Monk vengono fuori con naturalezza, mostrando una forte adesione allo spirito del compositore, pur mantenendo intatte le caratteristiche personali di ciascun musicista.

After some performance dedicated to Monk, the members of Know Quartet find out a natural understanding that convinces themselves to make a steady band and to go in studio recording. The session immediately starts at the best: the twelve tracks from Monk’s repertory come out naturally, showing a strong adherence to the spirit of the composer, but keeping intact the personal distinctive features of each musician.