Mike Neer | Steelonious

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Steelonious

by Mike Neer

Steel Guitar + Thelonious Monk = Steelonious. Monk and steel guitar like you've never heard before.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz-Pop
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1. Epistrophy
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2. Bemsha Swing
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3. 'Round Midnight
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4. In Walked Bud
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5. Bye-Ya
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6. I Mean You
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7. Off Minor
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8. Ugly Beauty
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9. Ask Me Now
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10. Straight No Chaser
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11. Reflections
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12. Blue Monk
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Not merely one of the best instrumental CDs of the year, Steelonious is one of the year’s best CDs, period." Dan Forte, Vintage Guitar magazine

"This album is so good that each time I tried to isolate the best songs to write about, I came to the conclusion that such singling out tracks was impossible. There are 12 Monk songs on this album and every one of them is better than the last." Marc Myers, Jazzwax

"Seemingly out of nowhere, Mike Neer appears, playing Monk like some radioactive Herbert Von Karajan addressing his cosmic Beethoven." C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz

"Neer has impressive technique, improvises on a high level, and definitely knows this material quite well. Steelonious is easily recommended." Scott Yanow, L.A. Jazz Scene

Featuring the awesome talent of NYC area musicians Matt King, Diego Voglino, Andrew Hall and Tom Beckham, all recorded live in the studio with high fidelity crispness and warmth. Mike Neer's arrangements and production bring something new to the table while paying homage to the giants of Jazz and steel guitar past.
Engineered and mixed by Paul Wickliffe.

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Jürg Sommer, my Swiss Newspaper recommendation

Thelonious Monk's Country Music Dreams
Die verbreitete Praxis, sich mit fremden Federn zu schmücken, im Jazz als Tribut-CD an anerkannte Künstler zur Promotion des Egos meist eher mittelprächtig talentierter Musiker aktenkundig, ist eine umstrittene Unsitte zur Selbstpromotion. Die Resultate sind meist zum Vergessen. Doch es gibt löbliche Ausnahmen. Die Tribut-CD des bis anhin in der Jazzszene völlig unbekannten Lap Steel Gitarristen Mike Neer an den grossen Bebop Exzentriker Thelonious Monk ist so umwerfend skurril, komisch-schräg, doch respekt- und liebevoll, dass sich selbst Monk ob seiner posthumen Translokation vom Jazzgrab in den Himmel der Countrymusic freuen würde.
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