San Jose and Blue Note jazz legend, Eddie Gale, 78

E41D0525-FBDB-4164-8D9D-8A43199259F7When I met Eddie Gale late in his career I had switched my focus from concert promotion to artist manager for the likes of Henry Butler, John Ellis, Chris Cotton, Laura Price with Laura Chavez, the blue eyed Devils, the orange peels, Alan clapp ,Caroleen Beatty, enorchestra, Doug Hillsinger, Annie Lin, Stonedays, the estate of Stella Brooks, The Negro problem, Mark stew Stewart, Heidi Rodewald and Jack Walrath.

Prepping for my meeting with him I caught up with liberty Elman, who Besides his band-leading, side work and owning a small label also worked for blue note most notably marketing Norah Jones.

if you know me, I lose track of time,  I talk too much, one idea leads to another and by the time I found Eddie‘s house very near San Jose state where he taught, his wife told me that he was a “task master” and had already crossed me off his list.

Or a Shakespeare would say blow ye winds, Gale force.

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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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