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COINTELPRO in Palo Alto, fall 1968 legend

Yoshi Kato in PAW and Almanac has the scoop that the Thelonious Monk Palo Alto live concert produced by Danny Scher then a senior at Paly has been shelved, because of an injunction by Verve’s Record’s rivalry with another label. Not … Continue reading

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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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I woke up in a big yellow taxi, counting crows and pondering dense housing

I woke up in a SoHo doorway, a police man knew my name. Twenty years in the Tin Pan, Lord there’s got to be another way. That’s a pretty close to direct quote of a famous song by a famous … Continue reading

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My jazz treatise stands at 24,776 words

My jazz treatise stands at 24,776 words. I bought the book on Thelonious Monk by Robin D.G. Kelley because it mentions Danny Scher and the concert he presented on October 27, 1968; she has his yearbook, the Madrono as a … Continue reading

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Dartmouth codex for English Studies, 12/84 thru S86

Eoanthrophus will triumph finally over Homo sapiens Mencken, 1926 Horse-man Weiss, 1984 & 2014 According to a notebook I dug out of storage yesterday which would be also known as November 10, 2014, these are the classes I took towards … Continue reading

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Jazz time travels or jazzscribe contrafacts: from full faith and credit to fregulia and back

The Geography of Hep, Palo Alto’s influence on Jazz, via music education, guest concerts(Monk, Steve Lacy) and our all too rare gifts to jazz world in terms of artists like Stanley Jordan and executives like Danny Scher, Jason Olaine, plus Herb Wong, James Benham, Ted Gioia, plus Akira Tana, venues like The Bandbox and The Varsity, and all that jazz Continue reading

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Just a NoLa walk with Anthropologie

Anthropologie the upscale women’s store has issued a smart catalogue featuring Preservation Hall and some of it’s jazz band members, including the clarinetist Charlie Gabriel on the cover. I am more of a Tipitina’s and Maple Leaf -Jacques Imo’s kind … Continue reading

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