Oz Noy: Just how difficult is it to record a Monk tune?

AL: Is it difficult to record a Monk tune with your own style and still stay true to the original Monk recordings?

ON:I think its difficult to put your own stamp in general on someone else's composition, BUT as I said before, Monk's music has something very free to interpitation and for some reason I get most success playing his songs than any other jazz composers. I play a lot of his music and just find my way to be comfortable with it.