October 14, 2007 Andy Bey is Coming to DukeJohn Coltrane described Andy Bey as one of his favorite jazz singers. And Andy Bey is coming to Duke on Thursday, October 18th as part of the Following Monk music festival to honor what would have been the 90th birthday of Monk. It not only promises to be a great concert but right now there is a sizzling bargain on the price of the tickets - all are available at a 50% discount. And equally exciting, all students get in for $5, regardless of what kind of student you are. So we're hoping for a full house and I hope to see you there. Andy Bey will be doing his interpretation of the stellar album of Carmen McRae singing Thelonius Monk. So this will be Andy singing Carmen singing Thelonius's music.
For my show tonight I featured the music of Andy Bey and Thelonius Monk. It sure warmed up my interest and enthusiasm for the upcoming concert. I hope to see you there. Sam Stephenson with the Jazz Loft Project called into my show to talk about the upcoming Andy Bey concert and details on how the Following Monk extravaganza was pulled together - thank you Aaron Greenwald, and thank you Sam.
- Nina Simone (b. Tryon, NC); Anthology CD; I Wish I Knew How it Felt to be Free
- Andy Bey; Andy Bey American Song CD; Never Let Me Go
- Thelonius Monk (b. Rocky Mount, NC); Monk Plays Duke Ellington CD; Sophisticated Lady
- Andy Bey; American Song CD; Prelude to a Kiss
- Thelonius Monk; Monk Plays Duke Ellington CD; Mood Indigo
- Andy Bey; American Song CD; Angel Eyes
- Thelonius Monk; Monk Plays Duke Ellington CD; Caravan
- Andy Bey; American Song CD; Caravan
- Gene Harris; Gene Harris and the Three Sounds Live at the IT Club CD; On green Dolphin Street
- Jelly Roll Morton; Complete Library of Congress Recordings; King Porter Stomp
- Thelonius Monk & John Coltrane; the Riverside Recordings; Trinkle Tinkle
- Hampton Hawes; Hampton Hawes Trio CD; I Got Rhythm
- Coleman Hawkins; The Best of Coleman Hawkins CD; Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
- Andy Bey; American Song CD; It's Only a Paper Moon