Childhood experiences stay with us. Ansgar Dälken absorbed the fascination of sound playfully when he was little. Today, having become an adult and polished musician, he rediscovered this "almost lost feeling": in the music of Thelonious Monk (1917-1982).
You need a generous portion of enthusiasm and resoluteness, musical know-how and dedicated love for music to take an analytical and yet playful approach to the great opus of one of the most significant composers of modern jazz. During the last years, the master guitarist from Mönchengladbach arranged no fewer than 70 compositions for solo guitar. With a deeply-felt touch, he grasps the nature of Monk's original works, reflects them and by the same token fills them with new life. With "All Ways Know," Ansgar Dälken has managed to create a wonderful album that brings to life the musical cosmos of the great jazz pianist on six strings.
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Ansgar Dälken: guitar