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NYC's 'Eyewitness News7: Here and Now' gets the incredible backstory behind the release of a rare recording by Thelonious Monk

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On this episode of Here and Now, a presidential election like no other as we take a look at what happened and what's next for the country. Also, Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO) helps young men get out of the criminal justice system and stay out. The challenge of juggling two racial realities - a conversation with the author of "Grey Boy: Finding Blackness in a White World" and the incredible backstory behind the release of a rare recording by jazz great Thelonious Monk.

In the fall of 1968, a sixteen-year old high school student named Danny Scher had a dream to invite legendary jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk and his all-star quartet to perform a concert at his local high school in Palo Alto, CA. In a series of twists and turns, against a backdrop of racial tension and political volatility, that concert was recorded by the school's janitor. Palo Alto is now available  physically on Impulse! Records and digitally on Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment. 

WATCH THE VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH T.S. MONK