My favourite release this year. While having a super busy year of touring Miles released a 6 volume set of all of Monk's compositions played on solo guitar. Far from similar efforts like Joe Pass's Virtuoso
, Miles goes really left field in his interpretation of these tunes. For example, here's his version of Evidence.
Here's the original:
I don't think this album is strictly for jazzers but for anybody interested in what the guitar, with no fx added, can do rhythmically and harmonically. Every time I listen to it I pick up something new and knowing most of the purchase goes to the author makes me happy to contribute.