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When jazz royalty came to Paly: Monk's long-lost record (nearly) goes public

Original post made on Jul 28, 2020

Jazz fans looking forward to this week's release of "Palo Alto" by Thelonious Monk are in for some bad news.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 5:57 PM

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Posted by Mark Weiss
a resident of another community
on Jul 28, 2020 at 6:41 pm

The concert production itself is legendary. The recording and release is icing on the cake.
Kudos for Danny, a true baller and all-time great Palo Atlan; he's also the one who got Journey to play the 1979 Tri School Formal. And built Shoreline. And had Dr. John in his yard.
Brad Kava of the Mercury compared me, for putting on shows at Cubberley in the 1990s, to Bill Graham but Danny was actually Bill's right hand band for many years. When people say that I am "the Bill Graham of Palo Alto", I say "I'm not even the Danny Scher of Palo Alto".

Another angle of this story is all the energy people are putting in years later to try to identify the the janitor who taped the show and tuned the piano. I'm going with: he was actually FBI COINTELPRO only in town long enough to pose for one picture in the yearbook, tune the piano, tape the show and his real mission of counting how many times Monk or Danny said "Nairobi" or "Revolution".


Posted by Mark Weiss
a resident of another community
on Jul 28, 2020 at 6:47 pm

Wait a minute, maybe dirty tricks right wing secret police are indeed holding this up to cover COINTELPRO tracks in Palo Alto.


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