Göran Strandberg Nonet
play the music of Thelonious Monk
Bye-Ya / Crepuscule With Nellie / Epistrophy / Evidence / Monk´s Mood / Off Minor / Misterioso / I Mean You / Straight No Chaser / ´Round Midnight / Let´s Call This / Rythm-a-ning
Karl Olandersson Trumpet, Klas Toresson Alto saxophone, Robert Nordmark Tenor saxophone, Petter Carlsson French horn, Bertil Strandberg Trobone, Per-Åke Holmlander Tuba, Göran Strandberg Piano, Kenji Rabson Bass, Bengt Stark drums
All compositions by Thelonious Monk. All arrangements by Göran Strandberg. Recorded at Atllantis studio Stockholm May 16-17, 2011. Recording and mixing engineer Jan Hansson. Mastering by Claes Persson at CRP Recording. Produced by Göran Strandberg.
Pianist, composer and arranger Göran Strandberg has worked professionally since 1970. He was part of bass player Red Mitchell´s group Communication for many years. Göran was awarded the prestigious Jan Johansson scholarship for 1978. Göran has played or recorded with among others: Lee Konitz, Dexter Gordan, Art Farmer, Helen Merril, Joe Newman, Thad Jones and Clark Terry. Göran Strandberg Nonet plays the timeless music of Thelonious Monk and Monk´s Mood is Göran´s 10th album in his own name. This album lies somewhere between his small band – and his big band writing, and has both an intimate and a full ensemble sound with a lot of space for the soloists’ preformances to shine through.