Interviewed by Dave Morecroft on Monk for #jazz100

Peter, how did you first come across Monk as a pianist and what were your immediate impressions? My first memory of experiencing Monk's music was learning to play Straight, No Chaser. Like a lot of his tunes it sounds deceptively simple and yet has a rhythmic twist that is unexpected and memorable. I love the way he plays with the listener taking you to unexpected places and breaking conventions in his compositions and improvisations (including dancing around the piano when other band members played their solos). What do you think was so significant about his style and how is that relevant for jazz 100 years later? Monk had incredible confidence in his style of playing. Whatever he played ha

Broadcast of 'A Journey with the Giants of Jazz' on Radio 3 in Concert

It will be available on the BBC until July 2018 PETER EDWARDS - MUSICAL DIRECTOR/CLAVES/COMPOSER CHERISE ADAMS-BURNETT - VOCALS (FEATURED SOLOIST) BECCA TOFT - TRUMPET BYRON WALLEN - TRUMPET/ AGOGOS (FEATURED SOLOIST) HARRY BROWN - TROMBONE (FEATURED SOLOIST) ROSIE TURTON - TROMBONE WILL GIBSON - ALTO SAXOPHONE ALAM NATHOO - TENOR SAXOPHONE RHIANNON JEFFERIES - BARITONE SAXOPHONE BEN BURRELL - PIANO (FEATURED SOLOIST) GARY CROSBY - BASS NODA ORESTE - CONGAS (FEATURED SOLOIST) EDDIE HICK -DRUMS (FEATURED SOLOIST) #BBC

Mica sings Ella @ Boisdale, London 25 April 2017

Mica Paris - Vocals Peter Edwards - Piano, Musical Director Alam Nathoo -Tenor Saxophone Alex Davis - Acoustic Bass Ed Richardson - Drums Mica Paris single ' Imagine my Frustration' is available on her website

Featured on 'Minute of listening'

I'm very honoured to have my music featured on the 'minute of listening' website designed to give children throughout the UK and beyond the opportunity to listen to lots of different styles of music. https://www.minuteoflistening.org/contributor/peter-edwards/ https://www.minuteoflistening.org/contributor/the-peter-edwards-trio/

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