KZSU Stanford 90.1fm, April 20 2012
Review: Ken Aldcroft & Dave Clark/ Hat & Beard: The Music of Thelonious Monk
"Live at Somewhere There" (TRP-013)
BY: Fo

AVANT-MODERN JAZZ- Eight Thelonious Monk tunes get a very quirky duo treatment: just guitar and drums! The playing is really loose and fun, with Clark grunt-scatting along with his thumping rhythms as Aldcroft jerks and noodles around the edges of Monk's catch/bizarro melodies. You can also them making decisions and prompting each other as they play (this sounds a lot like a Wednesday Night Live recording, actually). They're having a great time and so will you. Play!