- I caught a Thelonius Monk tribute show in Highland Park (in L.A.) last
night, and, having no knowledge of Monk, would like to know what would be a
good place to start. What are the essential Monk albums?
By the way, the Nels Cline Singers played one of the sets last night, and
I was blown away by the whole band. Before this, I'd only known Nels Cline
from seeing him with the Geraldine Fibbers and Scarnella. The man is GOOD,
though I don't know what Monk fans would have to say about their
interpretations of his the man's work. I also didn't know there were good
jazz shows in L.A. (I am a novice to jazz for the most part)--anyone know if
Mr. T's (where last night's show was) is a place where there are jazz shows
often? Any other good venues to check out in L.A. or thereabouts?