Amazing what’s on YouTube – this is a sax/clari/cornet player called Jean-François Bonnel – I assume the “JFB” from the name “ JFB’s Hard Dixie Four ” – here playing Monk’s “ Bemsha Swing “. Click on the ‘start icon’ in the middle of the video player – flash player is needed – but you have it if you can see the video player….
I’ve extracted just the C-Mel solo from the quite long Youtube video – view the full length video here.
I can honestly say that I’ve never before seen such a unique line-up (sax/clari, banjo, tuba and vintage drums/washboard…) playing Monk compositions. Good solid driving sound, Jean-François !