Cleveland Jazz Veterans Offer Improvisational Snapshot

Posted on Apr 30, 2012

Powered by three veterans of the Cleveland jazz scene, Monkeyspoon was an opportunity to react in the moment with trust and passion, inspired by a desire to be free in a three-dimensional world.

Their new album “Alone in the Desert” was recorded at a time where Peter “pedro” Dell (Djembe, Bongos, Paint Can, Percussion), Jack Novatny (Tenor and Soprano Sax, Bass Clarinet, Flute), and Ron “ERU” Smith (Piano, Fretless and Upright Bass) were all musically, spiritually, and emotionally trying something new and uncharted. The improvisations captured on “Alone in the Desert” represent a musical give and take in sounds, colors, and rhythms.  It was a very unique reunion of long standing friendships and where they were able to express their own personal journeys through the music.

Listen to it here!