I’m only kidding about the janitor actually being an FBI agent, but a lot of the press about Danny’s (Scher) concert with Monk does describe the timing of the event during an era
when MLK had been shot and East Palo Alto had an initiative about rebranding as “Nairobi”. Robin DG Kelley has this in his book on Monk.
Steve Lacy, the first person other than TS Monk to play Monk’s music did a show at Cubberley in 2000 — not quite as historic but I am proud to have promoted that. Also Charlie Hunter had a project called TJ Kirk (formerly known as James T Kirk) where the “T” stands for Monk, that played at Cubberley in September,, 1995: another highlight for me.
We should sort the 11 candidates for 2020 City Council election by how well they know Monk!!!
Monk America Monk Again!!!
charlie hunter has a thing with Silvana Estrada a jazz musician and vocalist from Veracruz, MX. Their tour got cancelled because the idiots in charge would not give them a visa.
getting back to my almost point: the candidates for Palo Alto City council include:
And I couple Who I’ve never heard of, young tech types
I’m going, out of fairness, ask each one for a plank on Thelonious Monk. And then i will sort them by their responses.
Silvana Estrada, new cd out produced by charlie hunter: