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1 Thelonious Monk Palo Alto (Impulse!/Sony)

ocumenting one of the unlikeliest gigs in Monk’s career (possible alternate title: ), this recording sat in a box for more than five decades. That its high-spirited swing can now be heard by all of us is one of’s September issue, this is one of the best live Monk recordings available, maybe even best, shining a bright light on his perennially underrated mid-’60s quartet.

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