Caroline Davis, Covid-ear not concert, solo sax, effects and found protest, 2020

I am listening to this person do a 35 minute solo sax performance on the internet. Yesterday she led a Lee Konitz program on line with Stanford Jazz Workshop. I meant to go but it came and went.

I have a recent post that I mean to edita — edit to add — wherein I am trying to become aware of 501 new sax players, or new to me or old but seemingly new.

I had a notebook, blue spiral paper and wire, wherein I wrote the names and dates of 1,000 sax players, “A Thousand and One Saxophone Nights”. When I got married to Terry Acebo Davis, no relations that we know with Caroline Davis above, she made me throw away about 100 spiral notebooks, she calls it fung shway not to be confused with Fung Fung Fung by Confunction.

Caroline’s show here — I don’t know if she hears the protesters and drummers marching thru the streets of NYC and Brooklyn that intermittently I hear or see — reminds me of when I

—- there’s also somehting by Audre Lord or Lorde not the pop star about “silence” and “control” — and I pivoted or split screened or jumped cut or jump-cutted back to figure out what was going on —

and now I am too smart or too stupid I have muted or stopped the music and not let it roll in the background — or maybe it was literally asking for my attention and to not stop watching — it was upset that I was typing away and not listening — which reminds me that I saw Tim Berne at SF Jazz and stupidly sat in the front row and then took out my phone and started writing him an email — we had never met — and then I remembered that I was actually at a show in the first row and should not be writing on my computer, even to him.

but then tim berne after his song was over — and even though I had already put my phone away realzing my own erroneous ways – scolded me from the stage. So I still have not met Tim Berne but have been scolded by him in public.

But this is about Caroline — sorry for the digression — but I was going to say that Caroline Davis solo sax and effects and maybe or maybe not found street noise or protest for BLACK LIVES MATTER — does she hear what we hear ? — is like when Richard Scheinen in a review of Charlie Hunter Trio at Kuumbwa near Stanford and near Palo Alto said that John Ellis reminded him of Sam Rivers and Gene Ammons and had a special effect to give one of his four or five instruments a “foggy” quality but John said, as I read him the review the next day over the phone, said that Richard was wrong and the so-called effect box was just a wireless pickup.

Caroline Davis i believe records or recorded for Sunny

I think that silence is one of the ways by which we are controlled, one fo the effective ways by which we are controlled. I think silence is one of the ways by which we are controlled.

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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