ELLIOTT SHARP : bands & solo projects : sharp plays monk
In January 2005, Sharp launched his series of interpretations of the music of Thelonious Monk, performed on solo acoustic guitar. Released on Clean Feed, Sharp? Monk? Sharp! Monk! applies Sharp's unique vocabulary and virtuoso improvisational skills to Monk's classic works in versions that, in the words of All About Jazz NY: "takes the liberty to venture from any semblance of the original or ... frequently returning to Monk's musical and compositional stamps"