Recorded just ten months after Thelonious Monk
's death, pianist Tommy Flanagan
's tribute features eight of Monk
's compositions plus Flanagan
's own "Thelonica." Assisted by bassist George Mraz
and drummer Art Taylor
, Flanagan does not sound at all like Monk
but he recaptures his spirit and hints strongly now and then at his style on this fine (and often introspective) outing.