Mort Weiss: Blue Monk

Track

Blue Monk

Artist

Mort Weiss (clarinet)

CD

All Too Soon (SMS Jazz)

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Musicians:

Mort Weiss (clarinet), Ron Eschete (7-string guitar).

Composed by Thelonious Monk

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Recorded: Cypress, CA, April 22, 2008

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Rating: 92/100 (learn more)

Now this is a match made in jazz heaven. Ron Eschete shows off his guitar mastery while Mort Weiss swoops his way through the swingin' chord solos. With the expanded sonic palette of the 7-string guitar, it almost seems like there are more than two musicians playing. What's great about this particular format is that it pretty much requires the musicians to assume nontraditional roles. It's that stretch of responsibilities that produces some great and unexpected results.

Reviewer: Mark Saleski

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