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Fifty Palo Alto jazz tropes

1. Thelonious Monk live at Paly, 1968 A Palo Alto high student organized a concert with Thelonious Monk at Palo Alto High during a time fo racial unrest (soon after murder of Dr. King) cited in Prof. Robin Kelley’s Monk’s … Continue reading

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555 new trumpet players

Aaron Mutchler • Aaron Shragge • ABQ • Adam O’Farrill • Afro Brass Assembly • Ahmed Abdullah • Alejandro Berti • Alicia Rau • Allison Philips • Ambrose Akinmusire • Amir El Saffar • Amy Horvey • Andrew Oom • … Continue reading

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‘Philadelphia Freedom’, The Philadelphia Experiment — Ahmir Thompson, Christian McBride, Uri Caine VS ‘Bright Mississippi’ by Monk Quartet

I’ve been thinking about Monk.BLUF Not sure my tech devices get me any closer to the urban or southrern or blacker essenses of these jazz places, from my insular and easy suburban shelter and place. Still trying to train my … Continue reading

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TK: ‘Helen Sung ‘In Walked Bud’ VS Connie Han ‘If I Should Lose You’ ‘

Here’s a hint to where this is going: although I had noticed her name in the picks of the week in the Friday Times, and that she was on Sunnyside, I did not start to follow jazz pianist Helen Sung … Continue reading

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Thinking about Jeff Parker’s mother for 3 minutes on my 56th birthday while sitting in a diner trying to not hear monsters and men in the House system, awaiting corned beef hash and eggs, sipping coffee and NOT at the gym

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Or: Suite For Max Brown 2020 International Anthem Nonesuch VS “tell her that I miss our little talks” 2011

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Coming soon: CJ Chenier at Mitchell Park, with Dartmouth Coast Orchestra and MC Lars

onsale right about now edit to add, March 9 — Dartmouth College has cancelled the spring tour of its jazz band and therefore their appearance at Palo Alto. McLArs follwed suit, but is asking to be rescheduled, likely as a … Continue reading

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Montgomery VS Vallejo

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