Jazz at Lincoln Center
With guitarists Freddie Bryant, Romero Lubambo, Howard Alden, and Peter Bernstein; bassist Gregory Ryan; and drummer Willard Dyson Guitarist Freddie Bryant celebrates the legacy of Thelonious Monk with his album release show for Monk Restrung. The entire band is spectacular, and NEA Jazz Master guitarist Kenny Burrell can tell you more about their leader Freddie Bryant: “Freddie Bryant is a brilliant young guitarist and composer. I find his music both refreshing and intriguing. He has many things going for him as a guitarist: good tone, good intonation, fine phrasing, and great technique. But perhaps the thing that impresses me the most about his playing is his unique and very broad harmonic sense, which, coupled with a very musical mind, gives his guitar playing and his compositions a personalized sound that is his own… It is very special.” Freddie Bryant dedicates tonight’s performance and the Monk Restrung album to drummer Ben Riley, one of his most important mentors and a longtime member of Monk's historic quartet.