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  1. Comment on Thelonious Monk’s unlikely Palo Alto High show becomes thrilling live album in ~music

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    A previously unheard Thelonious Monk concert recording from 1968 is due to be released next month. The story behind it is great! One song from the concert has been released on youtube, Monk's...

    A previously unheard Thelonious Monk concert recording from 1968 is due to be released next month. The story behind it is great!

    The unlikely concert came about due to the precocious machinations of Danny Scher, who was taking his first steps toward his future role as rock impresario Bill Graham’s right-hand man.

    “Jazz was my thing, but I wasn’t old enough to get into the Jazz Workshop,” says Scher, referring to the storied North Beach jazz club where Monk’s quartet performed regularly through the ’60s. “I was in the International Club at Palo Alto High, and we wanted to do a fundraiser for it.”

    So Scher contacted Monk’s manager and arranged for the pianist’s quartet to headline a triple bill at the Paly High Auditorium on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 27, 1968, while the band was in the midst of a run at the Jazz Workshop. Tickets were $2.

    The concert was preserved by an audiophile janitor who asked to record the event in exchange for tuning the piano.

    One song from the concert has been released on youtube, Monk's "Epistrophy."

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  2. Comment on Show taper/defense attorney represents George Floyd protesters pro bono in ~music

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    Feature article about Dan Lynch, founder of nyctaper.com. In his day job as a defense attorney, he's offering pro bono services to protesters who were arrested by NYPD. But the article also...

    Feature article about Dan Lynch, founder of nyctaper.com. In his day job as a defense attorney, he's offering pro bono services to protesters who were arrested by NYPD. But the article also discusses his important work as a taper, music archivist, and venue manager, and his unique perspective on the way the city has obstructed a healthy indie music scene.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Daily thread for news/updates/discussion of George Floyd protests - June 7 in ~news

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    New York's curfew has been lifted a day ahead of schedule. The city begins the first phase of reopening tomorrow.

    New York's curfew has been lifted a day ahead of schedule. The city begins the first phase of reopening tomorrow.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on Daily thread for news/updates/discussion of George Floyd protests - June 6 in ~news

  5. Comment on Daily thread for news/updates/discussion of George Floyd protests - June 6 in ~news

  6. Comment on Bandcamp is waiving their fee on sales today, with many artists and labels having special releases, discounts, or donating their own proceeds in ~music

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    I really wanted to spend all day buying and recommending albums, but unfortunately my day job had other plans. This week was so exhausting I didn't even want to listen to music. In the end I only...

    I really wanted to spend all day buying and recommending albums, but unfortunately my day job had other plans. This week was so exhausting I didn't even want to listen to music. In the end I only bought one, a very chill folk/country soundtrack from Bruce Langhorne. I never even heard of this before today but a co-worker of mine recommended it and he was spot on.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on The Big Dig jazz show - episode 12: Troubled Waters in ~music

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    A selection of jazz, funk, soul and blues songs from across the decades that speak to our present moment. Recorded late last night as I followed the news from the protests across the U.S. (note:...

    A selection of jazz, funk, soul and blues songs from across the decades that speak to our present moment. Recorded late last night as I followed the news from the protests across the U.S.

    (note: show also contains just a little bit of non-musical commentary from me, which I'm not entirely comfortable with, but it felt right at the time.)

    Playlist:
    Max Roach - Troubled Waters
    Charles Mingus - Original Faubus Fables
    Femi Kuti - Fight To Win
    John Legend & The Roots - Hard Times
    Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit
    Eddie Palmieri - Everything Is Everything
    Abbey Lincoln - Let Up
    Aaron Neville - Fragile World
    Nina Simone - Backlash Blues
    Stevie Wonder - You Haven't Done Nothin'
    Svare Forsland & Lil' Queenie Harris - Cryin' In The Streets
    Gil Scott-Heron - Must Be Something
    John Coltrane - Alabama
    Black Blood & Chocolate Pickles - Mississippi Mud
    Buckshot LeFonque - The Blackwidow Blues
    Ken Boothe - Is It Because I'm Black
    Joe Henderson - If You're Not Part Of The Solution You're Part Of The Problem
    Donny Hathaway - Tryin' Times
    Della Reese - Compared To What
    Blind Willie Johnson - Lord I Just Can't Keep From Cryin'
    Albert Rivera - The Injustice Of Justice

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Andy Byford to be commissioner of Transport for London in ~news

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    Former transit boss in New York and Toronto is going back to his roots in London. Byford was beloved in New York in a way that would be inconceivable for any other MTA official. Unfortunately...

    Former transit boss in New York and Toronto is going back to his roots in London. Byford was beloved in New York in a way that would be inconceivable for any other MTA official. Unfortunately Andrew Cuomo couldn't stand for one of his subordinates getting the spotlight and so he ran Byford out of town. Here's a post from NYC transit blog Second Avenue Sagas with more background on Byford's tenure in New York.

    This is a good get for London. We miss you in NYC, Train Daddy!

    4 votes
  9. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

  10. Comment on The Big Dig Jazz Show episode 11: Vocal Distancing in ~music

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    The latest episode of my occasional Mixcloud series contains 90+ minutes of great jazz singers, spanning 1950 to 2019. Finally fulfilling a request from /u/cfabbro (who gets a shoutout in the...

    The latest episode of my occasional Mixcloud series contains 90+ minutes of great jazz singers, spanning 1950 to 2019. Finally fulfilling a request from /u/cfabbro (who gets a shoutout in the show).

    Playlist:
    Mel Torme and George Shearing - Whisper Not / Love Me Or Leave Me
    Ella Fitzgerald - How High The Moon
    Bria Skonberg - Blackbird Fantasy
    Thelonious Monk (feat. John Hendricks) - In Walked Bud
    Nellie Lutcher & Nat King Cole - For You My Love
    Charanee Wade - Ain't No Such Thing As Superman
    Billy Eckstine - Our Once Happy Love
    Sarah Gromko - What Is This Thing Called Love
    Cassandra Wilson - No More Blues
    Jimmy Rushing - Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
    James Williams & ICU - Lester Left Town
    Annie Ross - Twisted
    Kansas City Band feat. Kevin Mahogany - I Left My Baby
    Eva Cassidy - Wade In The Water
    Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - Cookin' At The Continental
    Frank Lacy & the Mingus Big Band - Dizzy Profile
    Chris Connor - The Thrill Is Gone
    World Saxophone Quartet with Fontella Bass - Suffering With The Blues
    King Pleasure - Moody's Mood For Love

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Recommend me a movie that _________ in ~movies

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    Along similar lines, there was an HBO movie from 1990 called By Dawn's Early Light about a US / Soviet nuclear war. It had a pretty good cast - Rebecca De Mornay, James Earl Jones, Rip Torn,...

    Along similar lines, there was an HBO movie from 1990 called By Dawn's Early Light about a US / Soviet nuclear war. It had a pretty good cast - Rebecca De Mornay, James Earl Jones, Rip Torn, Martin Landau.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Henry Grimes, a jazz bassist. Disappeared in 1970 and was presumed dead. Was found by a social worker in 2002, destitute and with no bass. Eventually won a lifetime achievement award in 2016 in ~music

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    And he died of COVID-19 within a couple of days of Guiseppi Logan, another avant-garde jazz musician who was the same age as Grimes, and also disappeared from public view for decades before being...

    And he died of COVID-19 within a couple of days of Guiseppi Logan, another avant-garde jazz musician who was the same age as Grimes, and also disappeared from public view for decades before being rediscovered in the 2000s to great critical acclaim.

    3 votes