Blushing Monk: Serendipity (album review by Christa V.)

Blushing Monk is a modern jazz band from Grand Rapids in Michigan! Their style explores a number of different sub-genres within jazz, from the melodic opening tune “Urban Rush” to songs with clear free jazz influences like “Frankenstein” and “Rumble.” A lot of this variety can be seen on the single track “Working Title” which starts off melodic and goes into powerful solos from the piano and trumpet before finishing. Best song though is definitely the title track, “Serendipity,” which starts off with a gorgeous piano solo and includes an incredible saxophone part. Definitely fun to listen and fun to groove to! Favorite tracks: 3, 6, 8

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