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Herts Jazz Club – Jump Monk
Arnie Somogyi – Bass, Tony Kofi – Alto/Baritone, Jeremy Price – Bass, Mark Edwards – Piano, Clark Tracey – Drums
Led by bassist Arnie Somogyi, Jump Monk pays tribute to two of the greatest composers in jazz: Charles Mingus and Thelonious Monk. Arnie stood in at Ronnie Scott’s Club with the Mingus Dynasty Big Band, a high accolade indeed and confirmation of his reputation as one of the UK’s leading bassists. He has played on over 50 albums, including four as a leader and has worked, recorded and performed with many of the world’s leading jazz musicians including James Moody, Bobby Hutcherson, Art Farmer, Herb Ellis, Eddie Henderson, Joey Calderazzo, Steve Grossman and The Mingus Big Band. This stellar line-up includes some of the leading figures in British jazz today. Expect passion and fireworks from the front line, pushed on by one of the best rhythm sections around.