The repertoire of this band is a mixture of my favorite lessor-known compositions of Thelonious Monk, along with modern jazz compositions that are particularly suited to the sound of the guitar.
In addition to the trio instrumentation of guitar/bass/drums, I like to combine two guitarists in the front line, turning the trio into a quartet. This is not a novelty; as each can create chordal accompaniments while the other improvises mainly single-note lines, the group sound fills out harmonically, with the combination of guitars almost sounding at times like a single instrument. It’s also a lot of fun to hear two great guitarists who love and respect each other reacting to and interacting with each other, and working to complement each other’s style.
Paul Bollenback, Khabu Doug Young, Nate Radley, guitar
Matt Clohsey, Evan Gregor, bass
Chuck Braman, drums
Pete McCann, Tom Guarna, guitar
Noriko Ueda, Thomson Kneeland, bass
A Merrier Christmas
Ask Me Now
Ba-lue Boliver Ba-lues-are
Boo Boo’s Birthday
Coming On The Hudson
Friday The 13th
Let’s Call This
Ruby, My Dear
San Francisco Holiday
Think Of One
Ralph’s Piano Waltz
Bright Size Life
Change of Heart
Never Too Far Away
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Chance (Kenny Kirkland)
Four Winds (Dave Holland)
Lonely Woman (Horace Silver)
Summer Band Camp (Mick Goodrick)
Toy Tune (Wayne Shorter)
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