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Palo is less Alto without Lee Konitz, 1927-2020

Lee Konitz is not really from here, and his melody composition is as likely about New Jersey than here, but I want to note his passing. Lee recorded a song “Palo Alto” in 1950. I tried to get City Manager … 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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Plastic Alto welcomes “Palo Alto” and “The Set of All Blind Piano Players”

1. A whiles back I ran into Jim Keene, the City Manager for City of Palo Alto, at a chain coffee house on El Camino, near Stanford Avenue, the place that us old timers think of as the former Mountain … Continue reading

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