Check out the New promotional video for Cafézinho!!🎶👍🏼🎼😎✌️ Post author:admin Post published:November 6, 2020 Post category:Announcements Post comments:0 Comments Please Share This Share this content Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window You Might Also Like Brix Music Cafe Website is now live! Check it out!! (Click Logo Below) October 18, 2020 April 27, 2020 C. Rouse / T. Monk live on stage!! Version 4, edited by midlifefanclub on 5 April 2013, 12:00pm · During the 1950’s, Mr. Rouse worked and recorded with a series of different musicians, including the bassist Oscar Pettiford, the trombonist Benny Green and the trumpeter Clifford Brown. In 1955, he started a group, Les Jazz Modes, which incorporated a French horn and a vocalist in the front line and featured gentle but firmly swinging arrangements. But it was in 1959, when Mr. Rouse joined Thelonious Monk’s quartet, that he began to do his best work, embarking on one of the most fruitful collaborations in the history of jazz. By then, Mr. Rouse had finished developing his improvising style. His phrasing, clipped and emotionally blunt, was matched in its distinctivness by his dry but luxuriant tone. As a soloist, each of his phrases settled into a larger design and seemed to comment on what had gone before. Mr. Rouse was never shy of passion; his solos were full of dignity, joy and optimism. Spare but Compassionate Play This all served him well while he was working with Mr. Monk, who had an overwhelming personality. Together, between 1959 and 1970, they developed a sophisticated interplay, where Mr. Monk would interject ideas into Mr. Rouse’s spare lines. Mr. Rouse’s solos would become duets and the two would carry on extended musical conversations, with Mr. Monk’s brittle, prolix improvisations contrasting perfectly with Mr. Rouse’s compassionate, emotionally sympathetic playing. But Mr. Rouse – a retiring man who was not the type to draw attention to himself – worked in the shadow of Mr. Monk. It wasn’t until 1979, when Mr. Rouse formed the group Sphere, which was dedicated, at first, to playing Mr. Monk’s compositions, that he began to achieve the sort of recognition he deserved. The group, which became one of jazz’s most sophisticated bands, recorded several albums, showcasing his distinctive, assured style. In New York he worked regularly at the Village Vanguard, either as a member of Sphere, with an exceptional band jointly led by the pianist Mal Waldron, or with his own quartet. His most recent appearances in New York City were at the Village Vanguard, in 1986, and at Lincoln Center in August, where he played with a trio at a tribute for Tadd Dameron. May 14, 2020 Leave a Reply Cancel replyCommentEnter your name or username to comment Enter your email address to comment Enter your website URL (optional) Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.