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Impulse!

Thelonious Monk ‎– Palo Alto

$45.00

Impulse!

Thelonious Monk ‎– Palo Alto

$45.00

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The legendary jazz pianist’s 1968 concert at Palo Alto High School, recorded by a janitor and shelved for decades, captures some of the fiercest, most spirited versions of his quartet’s core repertoire.

The live album Palo Alto is a grainy snapshot of Monk and his classic quartet taking a break from their two-week stand at San Francisco’s Jazz Workshop to cut loose and get paid. But just as Monk’s music was characterized by the power of its empty spaces—he’s the person who said, “It’s not the notes you play, it’s those you leave out,” a chestnut as well-worn as any of his songs—Palo Alto’s thrills are made poignant by what was happening in his life unbeknownst to the audience, and what was happening in their life unbeknownst to Monk. This is exuberant, abundant music, made by and performed for people whose lives often felt anything but. - Pitchfork

Label: Impulse! ‎– 00602507112844, UMe ‎– 00602507112844, Verve Records ‎– 00602507112844, Rhythm-A-Ning Entertainment Inc. ‎– 00602507112844, Impulse! ‎– B0032181-01

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold

Released: 18 Sep 2020

Genre: Jazz

Style: Hard Bop