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Thelonious Monk - Palo Alto (VINYL ALBUM)

Thelonious Monk - Palo Alto (VINYL ALBUM)

Thelonious Monk - Palo Alto (VINYL ALBUM)

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Thelonious Monk - Palo Alto (VINYL ALBUM)

Thelonious Monk - Palo Alto (VINYL ALBUM)

Palo Alto is 2020's jazz story of the year: the impulse! debut of the iconic Thelonious Monkand a previously unknown and unreleased legendary live recordingwith an unbelievable backstory.

After the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, racial tensions across the country rose. Palo Alto, a largelywhite college town in California, was not immune to the events of the day. DannyScher, a rising junior at Palo Alto High School, had a dream to bring TheloniousMonkto Palo Alto to perform and help bring about racial unity in his community as well as raise funds for his school's International Committee.

After somehow securingMonk's services to perform on Sunday, October 27,Scherinitially had trouble selling tickets and convincing people thatMonkwas even going to show up.

With many twists and turns along the way and several hundred people waiting in the school's parking lot to awaitMonk's arrival before purchasing tickets, the concert eventually happened and was a triumph in more ways than MonkorSchercould have imagined.This is a recording of that historic concert, featuring the stellar ensemble of TheloniousMonk(piano), Charlie Rouse(tenor saxophone), Larry Gales(bass) and Ben Riley(drums).


1.Ruby, My Dear

2.Well, You Needn't

3.Don't Blame Me

4.Blue Monk


6.I Love You Sweetheart of All My Dreams


Charlie Rouse–tenor saxophone

Larry Gales–bass

Ben Riley–drums

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Release Date 31 Jul 2020
Brand N/A
Artist Thelonious Monk
Title Palo Alto
Packaging -
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