Monday, April 30, 2012

James Booker - Tico Tico

the musician : James Booker
the tune : Tico Tico
the artist : Jonathan Cusick

And for those interested, here is a trailer for a feature-length video documentary on the life and music of New Orleans piano legend James Booker.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Andrès Segovia - J S Bach

the musician : Andrès Segovia
the tune : Sarabande
the artist : Peter Schachter

A bit of classical music cannot do any harm and as Peter says there is not much of a distance from Bach to jazz. Or is there?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Backstage Sally

the musician : Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers the tune : Backstage Sally the artist : Jacques Champagne

Monday, April 23, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Cab Calloway - Minnie the Moocher

the musician : Cab Calloway
the tune : Minnie the Moocher
the artist : Zach Franzen

I love this illo and here is Zach explaining how he came up with it : "This is the image that comes into my head during the opening strains of Cab Calloway's "Minnie the Moocher.""

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Amy Winehouse - Rehab

the musician : Julius Hemphill
the tune : Rehab
the artist : Roger Fereday

Monday, April 16, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

Henry Green - Storm Thru Mississippi

the musician : Henry Green
the tune : Storm Thru Mississippi
the artist : Scott Bakal

I love Scott's work and I've waited some time to be able to feature one of his illos. And even though this is more bluesy than jazzy I can't resist to share it. Thanks Scott.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Buddy Rich - incredible solo

the musician : Buddy Rich
the tune : solo
the artist : Caleb Morris

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Oscar Peterson - Satin Doll

the musician : Oscar Peterson
the tune : Satin Doll
the artist : Tim Mack