Rassah studied with Jamila (and was a close friend of Malea's). She accompanied me to a party in Santa Cruz where the husband charged us at the door to get in, saying it was for the musicians. I had no problem with this because it was Sirocco and they were my friends. Then the hostess noticed me there, and realizing that her husband probably had charged us, fell all over herself saying how honored she was that I was there, as if playing in North Beach gave me royalty status. Rassah commented to me on the side, "Remind me never to go anywhere with you where you are known!"