Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Billie Holiday - Strange fruit (again)

the musician : Billie Holiday
the tune : Strange fruit
the artist : Philippe Debongnie

I know it is a song I already featured. But I read an excellent book by David Margolick about it which made me discover this excellent recording (the first recording of Strange fruit by Billie Holiday I think) and I figured I'd share it with you.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Eric Dolphy - a graphic novel in the coming

the musician : Eric Dolphy
the tune : Left Alone
the artist : Keith Henry Brown

Keith Henry has some fantactic portraits of Jazz musicians on his site. He is currently working on a graphic novel about Erci Dolphy, trying to get it funded through Kickstarter, here is the link. Go check it out, and if you've got the means, go help him out. This novel's going to be great!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Oscar Peterson on the iphone

the musician : Oscar Peterson
the tune : very nice solo
the artist : Peter Schachter

For the second time, an image done by Peter using only the Spray Can app on his iPhone. No zoom, all work is done by fingertip at the 2"x3" scale. There are two more to come in the following weeks. Stay tuned!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Miles Davis - Miles Davis' House

the musician : Miles Davis
the tune : Electric Medley
the artist : David Enos

As to why David chose this tune, I'll leave it to him to explain:"A concert from this era was shown on public televison in the late 80's/early 90's and it was the first time I'd seen or heard Miles Davis. It still holds a special place in my heart, despite the now-dated presentation."

Monday, May 16, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mulatu Astatke - Yekatit

the musician : Mulatu Astake
the tune : Yekatit
the artist : Catell Ronca

Monday, May 9, 2011

Marc Ribot - Disposable Head

the musician : Marc Ribot
the tune : Disposable Head
the artist : Blaise Dehon

Blaise will be showing his Jazz drawings here in the coming weeks. I hope it works out well for him, I've always loved his style. Good luck Blaise.

Friday, May 6, 2011

a fictional band - yesterday's new quintet

the musician : yesterday's new quintet
the tune : Julani
the artist : Jordan Speer

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Nina Simone - Blue Prelude

the musician : Nina Simone
the tune : Blue Prelude
the artist : Benjamin Bay

Monday, May 2, 2011

Drawing live performances - Bill Mazza

the musician : The Matthew Herbert Big Band
the tune : Cafe De Flore
the artist : Bill Mazza

Bill has this fantastic habit of drawing during live performances. I find his drawings amazing, you can really feel the music and the groove.