Listening Party: The Music of Thelonious Monk
The Music of Thelonious Monk
Join keyboardist Larry Goldings in conversation with SFJAZZ Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline as they discuss the legacy of one of jazz’s most influential pianists and composers, Thelonious Monk.
Goldings will spin classic audio and video recordings while sharing a perspective that he has developed over many years studying this often misunderstood genius of modern music. One of the most in-demand keyboardists in jazz and rock, Goldings also brings with him an insightful sense of humor as evidenced by his fictional persona, Hans Groiner, who embodies common misconceptions about Thelonious Monk (see video below).
This event is FREE for Members (limit, two tickets) and includes a complimentary reception with desserts from Miette, beer from North Coast Brewing and a wine tasting organized by our friends at Vintage Berkeley/Solano Cellars featuring wines from Charles Neal, Jose Pastor and others.
About Larry Goldings
With his signature Hammond organ style and versatility on many keyboards, Boston native Larry Goldings has traversed not only the wide spectrum of jazz where he is perhaps best known, but also the worlds of funk, pop, and alternative music.
In recent years, his playing has graced the albums of Christina Aguilera, Walter Becker, James Taylor, Tracy Chapman, De La Soul, Robben Ford, Melody Gardot, Herbie Hancock, India.Arie, Al Jarreau, Norah Jones, John Mayer, Madeleine Peyroux, John Pizzarelli, David Sanborn, and many others.
As a leader, Larry has released 15 albums, many of which feature his long time organ trio with Peter Bernstein and Bill Stewart. In 2007, Larry (alongside John Scoﬁeld and Jack DeJonnette) received a Best Jazz Album Grammy nomination for their recording, Trio Beyond - Saudades (ECM). Goldings' compositions have been recorded by Michael Brecker, Jack DeJohnette, Bob Dorough, Jim Hall, John Scoﬁeld, Toots Thielemans, Curtis Stigers, Jane Monheit, Gaby Moreno and Sia Furler, among others. His songs and arrangements also appear in the ﬁlms Space Cowboys, Proof, and Funny People. Goldings is a featured performer in the 2009 Clint Eastwood documentary, The Dream's on Me.