Laurent de Wilde
"New Monk Trio" album was awarded "Best Record of the Year" by L’Académie de Jazz in France. This award is not the first awarded to de
Wilde, In 1993 he was awarded the French Django Reinhardt Prize and later in 1998 the “Victoires du Jazz”.
Internationally renowned jazz pianist, Laurent de Wilde has been described as an exciting and passionate musician.
To mark the centennial of Thelonious Monk’s birthday and the twentieth anniversary of the publication of his Thelonious Monk biography, Laurent de Wilde’s new album titled “New Monk Trio” has been released in France on October 10th, 2017 and worldwide on February 1st, 2018 on Gazebo label.
Accompanied by Jérôme Regard on double bass and Donald Kontomanou on drums, de Wilde revisits Monk’s repertoire delivering a contemporary reading of the pianist’s work and proving that Monk’s modernity transcends the limits of time and continues to shake the essential values of music.