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Rumba Para Monk


Download links and information about Rumba Para Monk by Jerry Gonzalez. This album was released in 1988 and it belongs to Jazz, World Music, Latin genres. It contains 8 tracks with total duration of 01:12:18 minutes.

Artist: Jerry Gonzalez
Release date: 1988
Genre: Jazz, World Music, Latin
Tracks: 8
Duration: 01:12:18
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No. Title Length
1. Monk's Mood 11:17
2. Bye-Ya 6:48
3. Nutty 5:41
4. Little Rootie Tootie 9:51
5. Misterioso 10:08
6. Ugly Beauty 7:29
7. Reflections 9:34
8. Jackie-ing 11:30



Jerry Gonzalez has referred to himself as being "bilingual" in that he is equally skilled on trumpet and congas, in bebop and in Latin music. Gonzalez succeeds in his goal of combining the two idioms without watering down either style on this essential Sunnyside CD. The first Afro-Cuban Thelonious Monk tribute has plenty of spots for the percussion of Steve Berrios and Gonzalez, but also contains many strong solos from the leader's often-muted Miles-influenced trumpet, Carter Jefferson's tenor, and Larry Willis' very un-Monk-like piano. With the exception of "Ugly Beauty," the Latin percussion is an integral part of each performance, giving this set of Monk tunes a very different perspective that is also quite flexible. A highly enjoyable set with the highlights including "Bye-Ya," "Nutty," "Little Rootie Tootie," and "Jackie-ing."