Fay Victor VS Fay Vincent

Jazz singer. Unique phrasing.
Baseball commissioner, with a limp.


(What actually brought be here is that I am researching a show I just booked into the Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium, Thursday December 12, 2019 to feature Larry Ochs, of whom I know a little, Dave Rempis, Darren Johnston, and two others — electronics wizards – -but in sussing that out I digressed to Fay Victor, who has played with Darren, and numerous others; I also sort of slipped down a Fay Victor rabbit-hole because her name reminded me of two siblings I knew, Fay and Victor Z—; there’s a tape of Fay leading a workshop of Billy Taylor’s “I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel To Be Free”; when I circled around and refreshed and typed in her name anew, I wandered to the cites of the former baseball commissioner. I’ll have to see if anyone beside Plastic Alto has linked these two peoples.

I thought I read that while in College – -I think it was Williams — Fay Vincent fell off the roof of his dorm — he played football – -and forever after had to use a cane.

It said that Fay dropped out of school when her mother died then started taking jazz classes, then lived overseas for a while then recently has started making serious waves as a vocalist.
So beyond doing a Ochs/Rempis/Johnston/EA/EA show, maybe I will bring Fay out to play, some day.

Which reminds me, that Lydia Oey and I had a great visit with Valerie Troutt in Oakland, a rehearsal and recording session of one of her choirs.

A lot bee going buzz here, lately.

More:
Fay Victor hits high notes. Fay Vincent, who was at the same World Series game as I when he was the commissioner and Giants-A’s was preempted by an earthquake – and my Dad was there, too — was called “high-handed” by a group of MLB owners for the way he treated the troubled pitcher Steve Howe.

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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