Ila Rosenzweig


Jack and I met at a film class given at the Cal campus. If I remember correctly he had asked Larry Eigner how he could be helpful and the film class was Larry's choice. Larry was quite disabled so Jack had to schlep a wheelchair in and out of his rather small car. No easy feat.

The first time I heard Jack and Adelle perform (early 90’s probably) I had never heard two performers talk at the same time without my being annoyed. But when they gave forth I was wonderfully excited by my disorientation. I think “blown away” is the expression. It was the way I felt when I first heard John Coltrane and a couple of other musicians perform in Berkeley in the 60’s. I didn’t know exactly what was happening to me and I liked that.

               —Ila Rosenzweig