Category Archives: jazz

skronk, swing, miles davis, ornette, john ellis, my list of 1,001 sax players, new artists on tour, people who book their own tour but will talk to me for 45 minutes when i cold call, nina simone “save me…yeah” project, compositions, instruments, artists, recordings, labels and people

Shedroff Farms Revisited

First off, I want to note here that I just learned, researching this post, that Joshua Redman has lost his mother, as of November, 2016. I saw him play in June at Stanford, about a month before I lost my … Continue reading

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On the same day The New York Times critiqued ‘Baby, It’s cold outside…what’s in this drink?’ Magos Herrera thanks her tequila sponsor in blast

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This is Oakland, almost

  bw This is a weird Segue but  I was at Gunn for a jazz concert and I picked up the Oracle a paper I edit it for two years in a row And clipped a tearsheet about a collaborative … Continue reading

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Twenty-four Weiss dispatches for Palo Alto Patch, circa 2011 (or pre-‘Plastic Alto’), and 2 other notes on our rights

  I said to someone apropos of my meeting Palo Alto Patch’s Aaron Selverston at the unveiling of the James Moore Bill Bliss bike monument at Baylands, that I subsequently filed a dozen articles there. It’s actually 24. Also a … Continue reading

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Three photos I’ve published of my rabbi Akira Tana, plus one of my wife and muse, Terry Acebo Davis, and I (I’m sort of in the selfie with Akira, at Gunn@50, 2014)

Although Wim Wenders says we are in all the photos we take, not just the selfies:

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Feeling his presence


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Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom rattles Mitchell Park Center in Palo Alto, Thurs., Oct. 18, presented by Earthwise Productions

People can email me at or if you can figure out how to post a comment below to RSVP or COD cash on delivery but otherwise it’s cash at door. The room is pretty big we should be fine. … Continue reading

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