February 2, 2015
Putting the most recent at the top makes more sense. This article in Artspy (of Queens Council on the Arts) has a place for comments at the bottom.
Here are some of the comments:
November 12, 2014
At a concert of David Amram on November 8, at Sunnyside Reformed Church, I stepped up to the bandstand and played 'Pull My Daisy' with David. Afterwards an elegant gentleman in an old captain's jacket approached me with heaven in his eyes, and said, 'You were wonderful! I just wanted to flap my wings and fly to the moon!!"
May 5, 2014: After the culminating performance event of a class in which I organized senior citizens into a musical show that I wrote based on their comments and conversations, one very articulate and gifted woman wrote me:
August 15, 2012: This past spring I sold a beautiful Ansonia brass clock on ebay. The whole thing was an odyssey. First bringing it to a wonderful gentleman in Manhattan for appraisal. He looked it up in his catalogues and found the exact year it was made and all the other details about it. He does not participate in the cyber world: no internet, no online advertising, no email. He just sits in a small office in an old building in the wall Street area, and repairs clocks, by which he is totally surrounded.
Next, correspondence with the gentleman who bid, and eventually bought it, on ebay. He went through all the steps with me on how to pack it. Now, two months later, I received the emails with the latest news on my clock:
'See the attached pictures of your clock that you sold me. Clean and shiny, working really great. Needed new springs and a super cleaning. Really proud to have the clock and that it is working great.'
'...the clock is wonderful and I plan on keeping it as part of my own collection. This one is running extremely well and has the Ansonia Crystal clock style that I like best. Always looking for the next Crystal Clock to add on to the collection. I am extremely happy with this one you sold to me. The name that the clock goes by around the house is “Carol”. Most people have street or buildings named after them. You have clock that is your name sake and it is doing quite well.'
July 15, 2012: I was listed in DOWN BEAT Magazine in the 77th Jazz Reader's Poll as nominee for best jazz musician in the flute category! Bill Russo, radio personality, wrote this:
I voted for you where you where listed. I wrote your name in where your name was not listed in categories where I felt it was appropriate.
I hope you get the recognition you deserve for your years and years of creating, performing, collaborating and mentoring in world of music. We are all better for what you do and you have such a great legacy of entertained listeners and enhanced musicians.
January 2, 2012, from Erik Lawrence, saxophonist, after an evening of both of us sitting in with the great David Amram at Cornelia Street Cafe:
"What better way to celebrate Frank Wess' birthday than to hear melodic, swinging inventive, creative and burning flute by someone with Something to Say. Bless you Carol Sudhalter! Thanks for that."
July 4, 2011: From Milt Robertson, long-time companion of the great singer Ruth Brisbane:
Great job. As soon as I heard the flute I knew it was you. What a sound.
The two British gentlemen sitting next to me were immediately impressed with your
sound. They just arrived on the QE2. They inquired of the Jazz trio working the ship;
where may we listen to some jazz. They told him about "Small's Jazz Club". They
showed up and liked what they heard. They came early and remained until the show
following Ruth. We all like your work.
Thanks for sitting in. Good work.
July 6, 2011: From Jerry Bergonzi, one of the greatest sax players in the world:
"Carol. You are the best. I still remember u sounding so great on I'll remember April. Your friend, Jerry"
July 10, 2011 From Meredith Gardner, Ph. D.
" If people could only hear you, they’d come off their anti-depressants and other meds.
I’m the privileged one here….Thanks so much for your companionship and….talent.
My soul and ears are grateful. Fondly, "Merry Lee"
9/21 – Ristorante La Cuccagna, Rome – w/Corrado Severi Silvestrini (comp/pno), Max De Lucia (dms), Marco Frattini (bs).
9/24 - Il Locale, Via Peralba, 2a, Montesacro, Rome with pianist/composer Corrado Severi Silvestrini and band
9/26 - Officina 15 - Rome – Carol Sudhalter Quintet w/Olivier Berney (tpt), Mauro Andreoni (pno), Filippo Saratti (dms), Benjamino De Vita (bs)
9/27 – Open Cafe, Milano w/ Roby Perissin Latin Jazz Ensemble. Roby Perissin, (bs), Diego Ruvidotti (tpt), Angelo Bifezzi (pno), Gino Carravieri (dms).
This is a summary of the concerts on my last Italy tour, beautiful and heartwarming from start to finish. I worked virtually every night, except when traveling. Good friends, good trains, great food, wonderful venues, fine weather too and I always swoon when I am in my first city, Milan.
9/28- Legnano – Private event with Antonio Cervellino (bs) and Carmelo Tartamella (g), Emilio Zilioli (dms)
9/29 – Art Cafe Ospedaletto: “Latin Jazz feat. Carol Sudhalter (fl/ts, Gianni Satta (Tr) Angelo Bifezzi (Pno), Roby Perissin (Bs), Paolo Traino (dms)9/11 – 354 Park Ave at 51 St. – with Linda Ipanema and her band – free outdoor concert
9/13 – Bernezzo, area attrezzata “La Magnesia”: Mimma Rossi presents: Cuneo meets the Americas: Carol Sudhalter (flauto e sax), Davide Garola (trombone/flicorno), Gianni Scotta (piano), Eddy Gaulein-Steff (bass), Luis Casih (drums/perc), Elena Urru (voce).
9/14 - Como – Trattoria Fortino w/Antonio Cervellino (bs) and Carlo Uboldi, Via Conciliazione 32, Tavernola, Como
9/15 - Cuneo (Madonna delle Grazie) – Giardino filosofico di Villa Torre Acceglio Paolo Perotti presents: “Gypsy Mix”, w/Florin Tanase (g), Italians Stateless (Paolo Perotti, Carol Sudhalter, Mario Biasio, Giorgio Vacchetta), Deborah de Blasi Quartet: Deborah de Blasi (voc), Yoann Hamburger & Christophe Buselli (g), Serge Ferrero (bs).
9/17 – Cantina Scoffone. w/Claudio Ottaviano (bs), Roberto Paglieri (dms), Dario Trapani (g), guest saxophonist Mirko Fait. Via Pietro Custodi 4, Milano9/19 - Nord Est Club, Milano w/Antonio Fusco (dms), Antonio Zambrini (pno), Andrea Di Biase (bs). Via Borsieri 35.9/7 – Jazz Vespers, w/Eric Person Big Band. St. Albans Congregational Churc
Thurs., February 28 – 2 to 5 pm – masterclass, ‘Jazz Flute’, Orchestra Hall, Scuola Media Statale ‘Rosa Bianca’, Saluzzo, Italy
Wonderful! Students marvelously well prepared by Mimma Rossi, their teacher. A nice compliment from one student, Massimo:
"Sono stato felice di essere stato con una persona famosa come te e ti ringrazio tanto per il tempo e la pazienza che mi hai dedicato. Per me sarà per sempre un momento indimenticabile." Massimo came to the jam session the next night, and stayed on stage over an hour, playing all of the 6 or 7 tunes he had learned for the class, nailing the melody, playing over the changes and trading 4s with the rest of the band. About 11 years old!!!
Sei una grande donna!...con una sensibilità unica....che viene fuori attraverso il tuo suonare, i tuoi silenzi ed i tuoi sguardi...I bambini ti ricordano con tanto affetto, e ieri che c'era ricevimento parenti,( cioè i genitori vengono a parlare agli insegnanti per sapere l'andamento scolastico dei loro figli), ebbene tanti genitori hanno ancora ringraziato e ricordato positivamente l'esperienza con te.
Thurs., Feb. 28 – 9:30 pm – Ex Lavatoi di Cuneo – Carol Sudhalter in quartet with Gianni Negro (piano), Simone Monnanni (bs), Riccardo Zegna (dms). Via Piave, 3 – Cuneo. Info/res. 333 261 5610
Friday, March 1 – 10 pm - Attilio Donadio Festival Preview. produced by Ettore Stratta Society, Granbaita Hotel, Savigliano. Carol Sudhalter with Mario Biasio, Mimma Rossi, Davide Garola, Enzo Medaglia and more. Info and res. 0172 711 500
Sat., March 2 – 9:30 pm – Trattoria del Vecchio Zuavo – ‘Intimate friendship: Funkallero meet Carol’. Carol Sudhalter (flute, saxes & voice), Paolo Perotti (clarinet & voice), Giorgio Vacchetta (piano, keyboard & trumpet). , via Roma, 21 Cuneo. Tel 0039 171602020.
These musicians are phenomenal. Giorgio plays absolutely beautiful trumpet lines with one hand, keyboard with the other. Paolo is a master of the saxes and sings as well. Very humorous too. We had a ball.
Sunday, March 3 – 9:30 pm- Il Cantiere, Roma, Carol with Mauro Andreoni (pno) and Olivier Berney (tpt), Gigi Rossi (bs) and Carlo Battisti (dms). Via Gustavo Modena, 92 (Trastevere).
Tues., March 5 – 9:30 pm – Il Locale, Via Peralba, Montesacro, Rome. Carol with Corrado Severi Silvestrini (pno), Marco Fratini (bs) and Max De Lucia (dms)
Thurs., March 7 – 9:30 pm – Per Bacco Jazz Club, V. Lanza 13, Taranto. Carol with Francesco Lomagistro (dms) and Vito Di Modugno (organ)
Fri, March 8 – 4 to 8 pm – Masterclass, Bisceglie, Accademia di Musica Orfeo, ‘English Diction for Singers’
Photos received from Director Domenico Spadavecchio with this compliment:
'Per la splendida donna che sei e per la fantastica musicista!'
Fri., March 8 – 9 pm – Enoteca del Jazz De Astis, Via Ten. Fiorino,50 Molfetta - 349/1917493 – 347/8126389 with Francesco Lomagistro and Vito Di Modugno
Sat., March 9 – 10:30 a.m. – Masterclass Dizione per Cantanti. Musa Sapori & Saperi, Corso Benedetto Croce, 18, Bari – Carol Sudhalter, docente
Sat., March 9 – 9:30 pm - Musa Sapori e Saperi, Corso Benedetto Croce, 18, Bari (BA) with Vito Di Modugno and Francesco Lomagistro. Info 080 926 2863
Sun. March 10- 9:30 pm – Porto di Santa Marinella (RM). Carol with Mauro Andreoni (pno), Olivier Berney (tpt), Gigi Rossi (bs) and Carlo Battisti (dms).
Friday March 15 – 21.00 – Association Columbus – Centro Columbus, Via S. Francesca Cabrini, 9 – Codogno (Lodi) with Stefania Martinelli (voc), Francesco Chebat (pno), Roberto Piccolo (bs), Stefano Bertoli (dms)
Sat. March 16 – 9 pm – Open Cafe, Mediterranean Grille, Corso Lodi 37/a, Milano with Roby Perissin band: Carol Sudhalter (ts/fl), Roby Perissin (bs), Diego Ruvidotti (tpt), Angelo Bifezzi (pno), Gino Carravieri (dms)
CAROL'S CRUNCHY CHOCOLATE NON-DAIRY NO-SUGAR SNACK
1 square of Baker's chocolate
2-3 allspice berries
sprinkle of oats to prevent sticky blades
Chop this mixture in the coffee grinder/chopper and put in a bowl
1 tbsp agave
1 tbsp peanut butter
Cut in 1 tbsp of butter
Mix it up and eat it! Crunchy sweet, delicious!
Centro Columbus, Sala Multimediale, Centro Missionarie del Sacro Cuore, V. S. Francesca Cabrini, 9, Codogno (Lodi)
Carol on tenor sax and flute; Gianni Satta,(tpt, flugel); Angelo Bifezzi (keys); Enzo Frassi (bs); Paolo Mozzoni (dms). This was kind of an experiment on the part of physicist and jazz lover Michele Celebrano, who did a bang-up job of finding a venue and organizing a band that was a total delight to play with. Carlo, the sound man, also sat in on guitar and sounded quite fine! We had all of 56 people in attendance on a Tuesday night!
- Thurs., Oct. 13: 'House concert' with Giovanni Monteforte (guit) and Carmelo Leotta (bs) presso Licia Barcaro, Strada Vicinale Monte Crocetta 4 - Vicenza. This was the most perfect musical experience of the entire trip! Here is a letter from the hostess:
Carissimi Carol, Carmelo e Giovanni, ancora una volta sento di mandarvi un grande GRAZIE!! Giovedì sera ci avete regalato qualcosa di assolutamente unico e speciale, ed è stato non solo un piacere ma anche un onore avervi qui a casa mia. Mai mi sarei aspettata di raccogliere nei pochi metri quadri del mio salotto 3 professionisti della musica come voi!Sono veramente felice che abbiate deciso di venire a suonare qui, nonostante non sapeste nulla di me né del posto dove avreste tenuto il concerto, né di quanto poi avreste portato a casa.
Di sicuro questo concerto non vi ha reso più ricchi materialmente, ma spero che vi abbia almeno ripagato con un po’ di ricchezza umana.
Ora sono qui a godermi il sole che entra dalla finestra e ad ascoltare il vostro cd, e rivivo la magia che avete saputo creare l’altra sera.E non c’è modo migliore per iniziare la giornata!Grazie ancora quindi, è stato molto bello conoscervi e se mai vi doveste trovare da queste parti, un bicchiere di vino e …una zuppa calda vi aspettano! Un grosso abbraccio, Licia
The evening changed my entire life. It was an experiment, something I had thought about for ages: the 'house concert'. I found this one through a sub-group in couchsurfing.org. The experience of sitting in a kitchen, not two feet away from 26 intent listeners lined up on benches, breathing in their vibes towards the music and breathing out the music right directly into their souls. This is what resulted in what Lee Konitz would have referred to as the 'connect', the link to one's most innermost message, not showy stuff, not stage prancing but a real message from inside. As such, it was so, so satisfying and moving, both for us and them. So much so, that I felt I could walk out and never play another club, but just stay with this experience and do more of the same forever. Maybe I will, who knows!?
-Friday, October 14, 2011: Trattoria La Vignetta, Via Monte Grappa, 32 22012 - Cernobbio (CO) with Antonio Cervellino (bs) and Carlo Uboldi (pno). Trio gig in a very tiny space, with a very enthusiastic and welcoming owner who plays some electric bass. Wonderful food and the interaction with the certain tables was powerful, although some talking at a corner table interfered with our doing our most sensitive pieces. Carlo is a fine pianist and if I had my druthers, he would always have an upright or grand to play on, instead of a keyboard!
- Sat., Oct. 15 - City Bar di Chiasso, Corso San Gottardo 25. Carol Sudhalter (flute/sax), Antonio Cervellino (contrabbasso), Simone Daclon, piano e Dario Milan, batteria. Noisy, somewhat 'chic' environment, a 'happy hour' type situation, which at first I thought wouldn't work for jazz. Once they set us up, moved the tables, and we got going, it was a place where one could really 'get down' and be appreciated in this vein. It was a great evening; staff also turned out to be very nice, very friendly and chatty. Can't say much for the food! Not after all that time in Italy.
- Sun., Oct. 16: Art Cafè Ospedaletto with Angelo Bifezzi (pno), Roberto Agostinelli (bs) and drummer Paolo Traino ..with special guest vocalist, 14-year-old Eleonora Losa. 13, Via Del Cristo, 13 - 26864 Ospedaletto Lodigiano LO. I knew it would be my last night and that I'd need to get up early and fly, and that I'd be tired. But hey, the bands were turning out to be so good, I had to try another one. Angelo's my old buddy and I know his playing is great. So now I've added two more marvelous players, Roberto and Paolo. A great night and such a great way to say farewell to Northern Italy before flying. Roberto was the greatest, went out of his way - picked me up and brought me home too.
This is ZAK, a spontaneous lyricist and songwriter. Quite incredible. We will be working together very soon! I am playing flute/sax on these tracks, and the pianist is Joe Vincent Tranchina. Stay tuned for dates. Videos and news of 11-year-old Geoff to be coming soon!!