Fakin’ It with Monk (S2, E5)

1297DigipakSTEVE CARDENAS is a renowned jazz guitarist; teacher; and author of The Thelonious Monk Fake Book, which presents over 70 Monk compositions in an easy-to-read format.

Steve has played with Ben Allison and Paul Motian, to name only two; his new album drops early in 2020.

On today’s episode, we disuss the history of fake books; why transcribing Monk is such a challenge; and why sidemen often (always?) make the best band leaders.

Check out Steve’s albums on Bandcamp, and visit him on the web, www.stevecardenasmusic.com.

Artists mentioned in this episode:

Ben Allison
Brian Blade
John Coltrane
Jon Cowherd
Miles Davis
Duke Ellington
Bill Evans
Jason Foureman
Keith Ganz
Charlie Haden
Imagine Dragons
John McLaughlin
Pat Metheny
Thelonious Monk
Paul Motian
Wayne Shorter
Steve Swallow

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