228: “Misterioso” by Anthony Brown’s Asian American Orchestra, Steve Lacy

Brown rice.Anthony Brown has harnessed some rice power and fueled a Thelonious Monk cover machine into a frothy tempest on Monk’s Moods (2002). He calls his league of musical assassins, Anthony Brown’s Asian American Orchestra.

“Misterioso” is my favorite Monk tune, and these guys bring it with sauce (see links below).

MOG mistakenly attributes the Asian American Orchestra performance exclusively to Steve Lacy, soprano saxophonist, who is featured on Monk’s Moods, but who also put out his own cover of “Misterioso” in 1985. Steve’s solo version is available in the YouTube video below.


Song: Misterioso

Artist: Anthony Brown’s Asian American Orchestra
Album: Monk’s Moods
Label: Water Baby
Buy from: Amazon | iTunes
Listen: MOG | Spotify

Artist: Steve Lacy
Album: Only Monk
Label: Soul Note
Buy from: Amazon | iTunes
Watch: YouTube

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3 Responses to 228: “Misterioso” by Anthony Brown’s Asian American Orchestra, Steve Lacy

  1. Yeah, really greasy!
    Thanks, Unca Funk!

  2. And that is Steve Lacy playing on our recording of “Misterioso;” he was a guest on Monk’s Moods, and he was G-R-E-A-T!!

  3. Uncle Funk says:

    Thanks for commenting, Anthony!! I’m proud you read the post.

    Keep making those sounds!

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