Friday, May 31, 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Ornette Coleman - The Shape of jazz to come

the musician : Ornette Coleman
the tune : The Shape of jazz to come
the artist : Ryan Inzana

This image was first published in the Wall Street Journal.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tora Mudadu - Anninnia

the musician : Tora Mudadu
the tune : Anninnia
the artist : La Creatora

The title of the illustration is "Music trip", thanks Tora for the update :-)

Friday, May 24, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Miles Davis - a Youtube duet

the musician : Miles Davis
the tune : Miles Davis improvising on LCD Soundsystem
the artist : Corey R. Tabor

Just for the record, here is the email Corey sent me :"I like jazz but I know next to nothing about it. There is however a song that I really love and I think it might count as jazz. It's Miles Davis improvising on LCD Soundsystem's "New York I love You But You're Bringing Me Down." I could listen to this song for days. Does this work?" "Of course Corey! Thanks for sending it."

Monday, May 20, 2013

Jackie McLean - Rainy Blues

the musician : Jackie McLean
the tune : Rainy Blues
the artist : Blaise Dehon

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Yoko Miwa - Mr. B.G.

the musician : Yoko Miwa
the tune : Mr. B.G.
the artist : Wendy Schiller

Monday, May 13, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

Thelonious Monk - Solitude

the musician : Thelonious Monk
the tune : Solitude
the artist : Louis Joos

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Harry Sweets Edison - Nice work if you can get it

the musician : Harry Sweets Edison
the tune : Nice work if you can get it
the artist : Marco Jimenez

And here is what Marco says about the drawing: "Harry “Sweets” Edison. I was turned on to this guy while browsing through some radio specials. The things I heard really struck a chord with me, especially the comments about Sweets and Count Basie, saying “it’s not how many notes you put in, it’s how many you leave out.”

I believe “simplicity is the most complex form” was another phrase that followed. It’s funny, because it was around that time that I drew this while doing a lot of other drawings of him. I felt like it was finished enough, and left it as it is, without adding any other body parts."

Monday, May 6, 2013

Pat Metheny - Lonely Woman

the musician : Pat Metheny
the tune : Lonely Woman
the artist : Alon Braier

Friday, May 3, 2013

Wednesday, May 1, 2013