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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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Giant Steps from Stanley to Ted to Plastic Alto

http://www.amazon.com/Friends-Stanley-Jordan/dp/B005EH3D1M Stanley Jordan’s “Friends” cd, from 2011 on Grosse-Point-based Mack Avenue features he and Mike Stern (with Kenwood Dennard restricting himself to the pacing) working thru a unique arrangement of “Giant Steps”, the prodigious contribution to the canon by John … Continue reading

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Flat Stanley, Stanley Jordan, Christopher Tin and Sandra Bae

Brian Moore and Liam Moore, from Springfield, IL, called me this morning to check on their friend Flat Stanley. I texted a photo of Flat Stanley, myself, and Mayor of Palo Alto Nancy Shepherd back to them. But I had … Continue reading

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Stanley Jordan appearing this week at The Varsity I mean Yoshi’s SF

i am tempted to get to SF to check in with Stanley Jordan to see if he will come to Palo Alto and do a benefit show for the people who are trying to get the lease on The Varsity. Stanley played Cubberley in 2001, and if memory serves did a benefit at Gunn High, his alma mater in about 1987 or so. Continue reading

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