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Monk, Thelonious / Palo Alto
Album:Palo Alto Collection:Jazz
Artist:Monk, Thelonious Added:10/2020
Label:Impulse Records 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2020-10-10 
Reviewed: 10-10-2020
Reviewer: Tom McCarter
Genre: Jazz
Review: newly discovered concert at Palo Alto High School from 1968. Monk is at the top of his game with a stellar quartet
FCCs: none
If You Like: Andrew Hill, Sullivan Fortner, Eric Dolphy
Track Review (favorires denoted by *)
*1/ Ruby My Dear (7:01) - (applause)> full band starts> slow jam> piano solo swings into midtempo jam> crescendo end
***2/Well, You Needn't (13:17) - piano starts> uptempo jam> sax solo> uptempo jam> swinging piano solo> bowed bass solo> drum solo> uptempo jam> crescendo end
3/ Don't Blame Me (6:37) - slow piano solo> fade
**4/ Blue Monk (14:02) - piano starts> swinging midtempo jam> sax solo> piano solo> bass solo> drum solo> uptempo jam mellows to midtempo> crescendo end
**5/ Epistrophy (4:26) - piano starts> rocking uptempo jam> sax solo> piano solo> uptempo jam> crescendo & fade
*6/ I Love You Sweetheart Of All My Dreams (2:03) - piano starts> slow tempo piano solo with a ragtime feel> quick stop

Track Listing
1.Ruby, My Dear 
4.Blue Monk
2.Well, You Needn't 
3.Don't Blame Me 
6.I Love You Sweetheart of All My Dreams