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Living Jazz: Call & Response – Monk Talks Monk with Danny Scher
December 12, 2020 @ 5:00pm - 7:00pm PST
From the Facebook event description:
Living Jazz and KCSM Jazz 91 Presents
Call & Response: Monk Talks Monk – T.S. Monk & Danny Scher Hosted by KCSM’s Chris Cortez
Saturday, December 12, 5-7pm PST
Featured Guests T.S. Monk and Danny Scher
Moderated by KCSM’s Chris Cortez
The “Palo Alto” record: How a high schooler, a janitor, and Thelonious Monk made local history
Join Living Jazz and KCSM, as legendary jazz promoter Danny Scher and T.S. Monk, son of Thelonius Monk, discuss this historic recording, the circumstances that surrounded it, and the complex journey that took place until the album’s recent release on Impulse Records now 52 years later. This evening of conversation will be moderated by KCSM’s Chris Cortez.
For Thelonious Monk, 1968 was yet another banner year of featured cover stories and recording for major label Columbia Records. In the midst of those critical accolades during his Columbia years, Monk enjoyed a full schedule of touring dates in such jazz hotbeds as New York and San Francisco. During this time, Monk performed his brilliance as band leader and improvisor in the most unlikely setting: a small-stage 350-seat high school auditorium on a Sunday afternoon in the lily-white bedroom city of Palo Alto on the peninsula south of San Francisco (now part of Silicon Valley). That historic October 27, 1968 concert, produced by teenager Danny Scher, has been released for the first time by Impulse Records as Palo Alto.
You’re invited to join the conversation and have a chance to hear selections of this historic recording.
Danny Scher, music promoter, worked for Bill Graham presents for 24 years and was responsible for the creation of Shoreline Amphitheatre and later New Orleans By the Bay. After leaving Bill Graham Presents, he later formed his own production company called DanSun productions. All About Jazz Interviews Danny Scher
T.S. Monk, son of the great Thelonius Monk is a drummer, percussionist, composer, and bandleader. He joined his father’s trio and toured with his dad until the elder Monk’s retirement in 1975. He later went on to have a solo career. After his father passed in 1982 and his sister passed in 1984, to honor his father’s legacy and support the efforts of education, T.S. Monk created the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. T.S. Monk Official Website
Chris Cortez, is a producer, announcer and Co-Host of Mid-Day Jazz on KCSM, Jazz 91.1 FM radio. More on Chris Cortez’s work at KCSM
Monk Talks Monk – VIP Platinum
Online Access – This ticket includes a Vinyl package with the original concert poster and program, Vinyl cover signed by T.S. Monk. All proceeds support our See Us Through Fundraiser, helping Living Jazz through 2021 and beyond.
Monk Talks Monk – VIP Gold
Online Access – This ticket includes an autographed CD and the original concert poster. All proceeds support our See Us Through Fundraiser, helping Living Jazz through 2021 and beyond.
This event is brought to you by Living Jazz and KCSM