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"