Thelonious Monk - Palo Alto
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➢ After somehow securing Monk’s services to perform on Sunday, October 27, Scher initially had trouble selling tickets and convincing people that Monk was even going to show up.
➢ With manytwists and turns along the way and several hundredpeople waitingin the school’s parking lot to await Monk’s arrival before purchasing tickets, the concert eventually happened and was a triumph in more ways that Monk or Scher could have imagined. This is a recording of that historic concert.
➢ The band is Thelonious Monk–piano /Charlie Rouse–tenor saxophone /Larry Gales – bass / Ben Riley – drums.