Is it called "Organ Monk" because the guy at the Hammond C3 is wearing a monk's habit? Or because the band presented a program of all Thelonius Monk tunes at the JJA Awards at the Blue Note? It's a little of both.
"If there's any way to sort of distilling Once: The Musical into anything, it would have to be the presence of hope -- the idea that if you remain open, you can enter into these beautiful relationships and friendships."
Chick Corea's new album, Forever, is a two-disc set, with the first disc being acoustic, and the second disc with a full band and guests. For the first disc, I asked him if it was a return to Return To Forever.