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Jazz As Art

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When you listen to music, you sometimes conjure images in your mind. Our Jazz As Art series invites you to listen to a piece of jazz and as it plays, scroll down the page and see which of the pieces of art I have chosen comes closest to the pictures in your mind. Hopefully, this will introduce you to recordings and art works you might not have spent time with before.

 

Click below to choose the page where you will find the music and pictures:

 

Sue Richardson - Winter

At this time of the year, a tune from trumpeter Sue Richardson's album, Emergence, always comes to mind. I think that her recording of Winter is a beautiful tune, beautifully played, saying no matter how cold it might be outside, for most of us there Gary Bunt paintingis warmth waiting somewhere. Its peacefulness at this time during winter 2020/21 is particularly poignant.

Sue Richardson and her pianist/producer husband Neal are based on the UK's south coast where Neal has established six jazz venues, but of course in 2020 and during this winter they have struggled to carry on producing live music. Neal talked to me about it in a Tea Break (click here), but undeterred, Neal and Sue have continued live-streaming an excellent, relaxed 'Splash Point Jazz Show' each week with Oz Dechaine on double bass and Alex Eberhard on drums. I had suggested that with winter coming Sue might play Winter again, and on December 17th she obliged along with a lovely improvisation on the tune - click here to view that gig on YouTube and for details on how to tune in each week. Winter is played from around 36 minutes into the programme.

Click here for Sue's website.

So, go to our Jazz As Art page, play the music, look at the paintings I have chosen to go with the track and see which you think might fit the mood best ....... (I think this only works if you spend time with each painting or scroll through them a couple of times).

 

 

 

Iain Ballamy and Jason Rebello - The Christmas Song

For some years around Christmas time, saxophonist Iain Ballamy and pianist Jason Rebello have got together informally and with the occasional gig, to play seasonal music. We all know Christmas will be different this year because of the Coronavirus, and I guess their Christmas music might not happen, but here we can remember this traditional song, look at the artwork, and listen to Iain and Jason's music as they play The Christmas Song.

This recording, made back in 2012, was made in Jason's studio. You can listen to more Christmas tunes by them here.

Iain recorded an album What's New with vocalist Ian Shaw and pianist Jamie Safir earlier this year and as with many recordings, that tour was interrupted by the pandemic, but you can find details of the album here. In July, Iain and Jason did get together for an online 'Live In Lockdown' gig, unfortunately only the preview for the concert appears to be available, but you can watch it here.

So, to The Christmas Song - I have chosen 15 paintings to go with the tune - click here to play the track and scroll down to look at the paintings and see what you think........ (I think this only works if you spend time with each painting).

'Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose ....... '

Henry Mosler painting

 

 

Hanky Panky - From the album His 'N' Hers by Judith and Dave O'Higgins

The album notes describe this new album by the two tenor saxophonists Judith and Dave O'Higgins: ' His 'n' Hers affectionately pits Mr and Mrs O’Higgins against each other as in the movie, Mr & Mrs Smith... In reality, this is a swinging “tough tenors” band in the good humoured tradition of the great Johnny Griffin - Eddie Lockjaw Davis group, who made nine albums together between 1960 and 1962. But what Griffin and Davis did together was not a competition, however apparently combative. It was collaboration, mutual inspiration, and special because of both the similarity and contrast of the two protagonists.'

'The eponymous His’n’Hers recording has been prepared specifically for vinyl (although it is also available on CD or Download). The appeal of this medium (vinyl) was to present something considered and well programmed in an elegantly Judith & Dave O'Higgins His N Hers albumdigestible format. Pour yourself a glass of wine and listen to Side 1, whilst perusing the large-scale cover art and familiarising yourself with the tune titles and personnel. Then, 18 minutes later it will be time for a refill and you’ll be lured into hearing what Side 2 brings. An LP requires careful programming on the part of the artist, in the same way as a good set at a gig. The track order is crucial and, due to the nature of the medium, often listened to in the intended order. The CD format can be the musical equivalent of the “all you can eat” buffet - too much for one sitting! In addition, the tactile, analog nature of the 12” disc encourages focused engagement, not ripping onto a digital device for shuffled play in the background.'

'The recording was made with a “new meets old” aesthetic: inspired by the 50s and 60s Rudy Van Gelder recordings in terms of transparency and natural fidelity, but also with a nod to contemporary sonic developments. The O’Higgins have been on a mission for 10 years or more now to create a jazz friendly, ribbon mics, spill-and-all recording environment and JVG Studio gets better all the time.'

'This record kicks off with a bright modal original tune, Fourth Dimension (click here) and Judith sets the tone with the first tenor solo statement. Throughout the session she is on the left and Dave on the right. We'll Forget March is another new composition, disguised from its inspiration (can you guess what it is?) by a change to 3/4 and a pedal interlude. Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most is inspired by Stanley Turrentine, and lulls us into a relaxed mood before having to get up to turn the disc over. Side 2 begins with another song by the O'Higgins frontline, and has perhaps the most obliquely developed lines of the date. Two crowd-pleasers from the book, amassed over years of occasional His’n’Hers gigs, finish things off: Save Your Love For Me from the Griffin / Davis repertoire, and Dexter Gordon's catchy theme, Soy Califa.'

I find the album is a pleasure, and although I listened to it on a promotional CD, I can appreciate that it will work well on vinyl. But for our Jazz As Art feature this month we have chosen the final track Hanky Panky. I find this track really engaging. It starts with a bit of fun with a doff of the cap to Henry Mancini's Pink Panther theme before the sax solos excel against a foot-tapping tempo that carries the listener along right through the track. Inventive, swinging (sic), and 'good time jazz' for today's world. Judith and Dave are joined on the album by Graham Harvey (piano) who picks up the idea with a nice solo too, Jeremy Brown (bass) and Josh Morrison (drums). Details of the album, released on the 23rd October 2020, the track list and purchase details are here.

 

 

Frank Teschemacher - Trying To Stop My Crying.

Perhaps it is because he died in a car accident in 1932 when he was just twenty-five that clarinettist and alto sax player Frank Teschemacher is less well-remembered than some other musicians from the 1920s Chicago-style of jazz. Nevertheless, because 'Tesch' recorded with some of those better remembered, there are plenty of recordings he made with people like Eddie Condon, Wingy Manone, Wild Bill Davison and others that we can still listen to - many of these are available now on YouTube.

Frank was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1906. He was largely self-taught and started playing the clarinet professionally in 1925 when he was nineteen. That means just six to seven years of playing lay ahead of him. As well as the clarinet and alto Frank TeschemacherFrank also played banjo and violin (most of the Austin High kids learned violin). His family had moved from Missouri to Chicago where Tesch became one of the 'Austin High School Gang' of five musicians from the school that included Jim Lanigan (piano), Jimmy McPartland (cornet), Dick McPartland (banjo, guitar), Bud Freeman (C-Melody sax) and Frank. Tesch was sixteen then and Jimmy McPartland only fourteen. 'In 1927, Eddie Condon recorded the Austin High Gang as the "Mackenzie-Condon Chicagoans". These recordings catapulted the young musicians into the spotlight and they all subsequently developed acclaimed careers in New York.'

Tesch's influences are said to have included Bix Beiderbecke, Johnny Dodds and Jimmy Noone, and it has been said that he in turn influenced a young Benny Goodman, but in many ways that is by the way, we should listen to Frank for his own work. He was critical of his own music. Mezz Mezzrow is quoted as saying: 'The poor guy was so confused, and confused himself so much, that he played his records over and over again, then got hold of them and threw them to the floor so that they smashed into smithereens.' When the Great Depression came in 1929, Tesch earned a living with Jan Garber's sweet dance orchestra playing violin. Gigs sometimes took him to New York City, around the U.S. Midwest, and he also took a job in Florida with Charlie Straight. On the morning of March 1, 1932, Tesch was a passenger in a car driven by Wild Bill Davison when they were involved in an accident from which Tesch died. His old school mate Bud Freeman said: 'Teschemacher was a great creative artist who had not developed enough before he died to make any great records.' That doesn't mean his work is any less rewarding to hear.

The tune I have chosen for this Jazz As Art feature is Trying To Stop My Crying with Frank Teschemacher playing with Joe 'Wingy' Manone and his Club Royale Orchestra in December 1928 - Wingy Manone (cornet, vocals); Frank Teschemacher (clarinet); George Snurpus (tenor sax); Art Hodes (piano); Ray Biondi (guitar) and Augie Schellange (drums). The song is by Ray Biondi and C J Miskelly. You might expect from the title and the lyrics that Trying To Stop My Crying is a sad song and perhaps you can hear a hint of regret, but on the whole I think Manone and the band are having a party with it. Tesch, Wingy Manone and Art Hodes all take solos over a firmly rooted bass drum from Augie Schellange.

So play the music, scroll down the page and see which paintings work for you - click here.

 

 

Calum Gourlay Quartet - Emotional Trombone. Calum Gourlay's Quartet album New Ears has an unusual but very effect line-up with Calum (double bass), Helena Kay (tenor saxophone); Kieran McLeod (trombone) and James Maddren (drums). Calum and James go way back. They were at the Royal Academy of Music together with pianist Kit Downes and as a Trio they made a significant impression on the UK jazz scene when they graduated. Since then, each of them has gone on to be very much in demand individually and with various projects. Calum plays regularly with other bands and has also been leading a big band residency at The Vortex Jazz Remi LaBarre paintingClub in Dalston, London - highly recommended when gigs start up again. Helena Kay and Kieran McLeod have also made waves in the UK jazz community. Helena is currently based in New York. She grew up in Scotland, went to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and has played with countless bands in the UK. Amongst her various awards she received the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award in 2017 which she used to record and release her debut album Moon Palace. She recorded the album with her band KIM trio, featuring David Ingamells on drums and Ferg Ireland on double bass. Like Calum and Helena, Kieran McLeod is also from Scotland, he is a winner of the Don Lusher Trombone Award, and like Calum and James he is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and busy with various bands. Their substantial talents are brought together well in New Ears; the album was released on the Ubuntu label in December 2019. The cover artwork for the album is by Calum who has been inspired by the paintings of Gina Southgate, one of whose pictures is included below. Gina is a painter of live music, much of which is captured at London jazz clubs.

I have just chosen one track from the album for this month's Jazz As Art, but the whole album is worth hearing. The album opens at a good pace with Be Minor introducing us to the particular sound of the Quartet. Here is the first of a number of engaging solos by Calum beautifully worked beneath it by James Maddren’s drums. Blue Fugates (referring to the Blue People of Kentucky who had a genetic trait leading to the disease methemoglobinemia, which gave them blue-tinged skin), swings out a really catchy number from trombone and sax and bringing a reminder of the big band setting in which all of these musicians have played. The title track, New Ears, features a fine solo from Helena Kay; Solstice is a slow step paced by Calum’s bass, and I am appreciating by now the album’s skilful mixing by Alex Bonney. Ro is another really catchy tune reminiscent of a Prayer Meeting with the saxophone and a great trombone solo taking the lead voices. Trinity is the longest track at just over eight minutes; James Maddren’s drums are lifted here to set a pace and the track allows plenty of room for the trombone and sax to go travelling. The character of the Quartet is distinctive and appealing. Click on the links above later to see what I mean. (Click here for where to buy or download the album).

There are several tracks on the album that I would gladly have chosen for this article, but in the end I have picked the sixth track Emotional Trombone. It is one of those tracks that stay in your mind when you have played it a few times and it provides a challenge for readers to imagine which emotion or emotions are referred to here. Like the art work below, I guess it depends upon your personal interpretation.

 

 

 

Pablo Held - Forest Spirits. Pianist Pablo Held was born in Hagen, to the south of Dortmund in Germany. He studied jazz piano in Cologne from 2004 with John Taylor and Hubert Nuss and in 2006 formed his Trio with Robert Landfermann (bass) and  Jonas Burgwinkel (drums), since then they have released ten albums on the Pirouet and Edition labels.

Pablo has received numerous awards including the WDR Jazzpreis, the SWR Jazzpreis, the Horst & Gretl Will Scholarship, the Förderpreis des Landes NRW and the Westfalen Jazzpreis. He has collaborated with many top jazz musicians such John Scofield, Ralph Towner, Chris Potter, Jorge Nasheet Waits, Norma Winstone, Tom Harrell and Mike Gibbs, and has toured The Leshyextensively throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America and Canada. In 2018 he set out on the road with a new project "Pablo Held's Buoyancy Band" with Kit Downes, Percy Pursglove and Sean Carpio. Since 2017 Pablo has been curating his own concert series at the LOFT in Cologne called "Pablo Held Meets". He also teaches at the IFM Osnabrück, at the Conservatory of Maastricht and gives workshops worldwide.

Pablo Held’s new album, Ascent, his second for Edition Records, is a collaboration between his long-running trio and the great Brazilian guitarist Nelson Veras. Regarded as one of the most talented and adventurous pianists and improvisors in Europe, Pablo has been building a formidable reputation, not only as a pianist of outstanding ability but also for his considerable musicality, energy and risk-taking. Ascent is described as 'a deeply satisfying fusion of powerful and expressive music'.

So how would I describe the album? As you would expect, a trio that has been playing together for a long time has a mutual understanding and guitarist Nelson Veras fits seamlessly with the others. I particularly like his playing on two tracks, Forest Spirits and Seizing where the drums are held back in the mix and guitar and bass play together. The first track, Unlocking Mechanisms, and track 4, Forest Spirits, tell you what to expect as their titles are descriptive. Some tracks are explorative with ideas coming fast from the piano, and which for me needed repeat listening to appreciate them. On the other hand, tracks 7 and 8, Musica Callada # 24 and Excerpt From Piano Concerto # 4, I find immediately, lyrically satisfying. Here again I really appreciate Robert Landfermann's bass playing. Pablo Held's Trio is well worth discovering.

 

 

Chris Botti - Let It Snow. Christmas has come and gone, but winter is still here. At the time of writing, weather (sic) we shall have snow remains to be seen. One track I really like goes back to 2012 when trumpeter Sue Richardson released her debut album Evgeny Balakshina On The CarnivalEmergence - click here to listen to the lovely Winter from the album. But the track I have chosen for this month's Jazz As Art feature is Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! from the album December by another trumpeter, Chris Botti. The band is Chris Botti (trumpet); Billy Childs (piano); David Carpenter (bass); Peter Erskine (drums, percussion). After graduating from high school, Chris went on to Indiana University School of Music and during his senior year played for short touring stints with Frank Sinatra and Buddy Rich. In 1985, he moved to New York City. In 1990, he began a decade long touring and recording relationship with Paul Simon and performed/recorded with Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Bette Midler, Joni Mitchell, Natalie Merchant, Scritti Politti, Roger Daltrey and others. While on tour with Simon, he met saxophonist Michael Brecker, which led to Chris co-producing a track on the Brecker Brothers' Out Of The Loop album - Evocations. The album won a 1995 Grammy for Best Contemporary Jazz Performance. His first few releases are often classified as ‘smooth jazz’, although critic Alex Henderson argues that Botti's music was a cut above much of the genre; reviewing his 1999 album, Slowing Down the World, Henderson writes "it would be a major mistake to lump it in with... outright elevator muzak ... Botti is capable of a lot more.” He was also nominated in 2008 for his album Italia and received three nominations in 2010 for the live album Chris Botti In Boston. In 2013, he won the Grammy Award in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category  for the album  Impressions. Four of his albums have reached the No. 1 position on the Billboard jazz albums chart.

 

 

 

 

Arthur Rakham Snow White and Rose Red

 

 

Sonny Rollins - There Are Such Things. This version comes from the Sonny Rollins album Work Time. The 'standard' by Stanley Adams, Abel Baer and George W. Meyer dates back to 1942 when it was originally performed by Tommy Dorsey's orchestra with vocals by Frank Sinatra and The Pied Pipers. Work Time was recorded in 1955 with Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone); Ray Bryant (piano); George Morrow (bass) and Max Roach (drums). It ncluded three Great American Songbook numbers - There's No Business Like Show Business, It's All Right With Me and There Are Such Things. The other two tracks are Billy Strayhorn's Raincheck and Sonny's own Paradox. Opinions on the album vary, but it is one of my favourite albums, accessible, lyrical and inventive. The lyrics are a song of hope "A heart that's true / There are such things / A dream for two / There are such things ..... So have a little faith / And trust in what tomorrow brings / You'll reach a star / Because there are such things"

 

 

 

 

 

Wendy Lovoy painting

 

 

The Miguel Gorodi Nonet - Soma. The U.K.'s outstanding trumpet a flugelhorn player Miguel Gorodi released his Nonet's debut album, Apophenia, in 2019. Apophenia (a word defined as 'the tendency to mistakenly perceive connections and meaning between unrelated things', is an absorbing album. Miguel Gorodi says: "Through my music I've tried to communicate my experiences with OCD and depression, my thoughts on how to create meaning and purpose in life, and my concerns about the limitations our psychology and biology may have on determining what is meaningful to us". For the listener the result is an engaging experience. In the article I write: 'This album is not just a showcase for Miguel Gorodi as a trumpet player, although his instrumental and improvisational talent sparkles through his solos. Rather this is an album that belongs to the whole band and in particular to Miguel’s arrangements which I find imaginative, appealing and inclusive. There is plenty of room here for each musician to contribute and although I could pick out particular solos for you, they really only form part of a whole. Note the line-up for this band which includes vibraphone and tuba'.

 

 

 

 

 

Barbara Snyder Fallen Tree

 

Kevin MacKenzie - If A Tree Falls. Guitarist, composer and bandleader Kevin Mackenzie lives in Scotland. Kevin’s most recent album The Ballad of Future Joe was released on the 1st March 2019 with Mario Caribe (bass) and Alyn Cosker (drums). Kevin explains the intriguing title: "My son Finlay, who is a constant source of inspiration, knew a boy called Joe in his class. Joe had shoulder length blonde curly hair. One day a few years ago while walking home an older boy with similar hair walked past us. Finlay tugged my arm and said “Daddy .. that’s Joe... from the future”. With our thanks to Kevin, here we share the track If A Tree Falls from the album. The title is something of an enigma. All music brings a personal reaction from the listener – what does this track bring to you? – for Kevin, he comments that he has trouble with social media – “If a tree falls and nobody likes it on Facebook, does it really exist and  is it socially relevant”.

 

 

 

 

Michael Arnold Steam Train

 

Duke Ellington - Stompy Jones. Stompy Jones is a Duke Ellington composition that was first recorded by his Orchestra for the Victor label in 1934. As far as I can see, the personnel for that first recording was: Duke Ellington (piano, leader); Barney Bigard, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney (reeds); Louis Bacon, Arthur Whetsel, Freddy Jenkins (trumpet); Tricky Sam nanton, Lawrence Brown (trombone); Fred Guy (guitar); Wellman Braud (bass); Sonny Greer (drums).

The tune appears again with quite a different approach by Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges on the 1958 album Side By Side. For this article I am using the 1934 version. I haven't been able to find out the inspiration for 'Stompy Jones' - perhaps someone knows?

 

 

 

 

George Sala painting

 

 

Kit Downes Trio - Madame. The tune Madame comes from the Kit Downes Trio's album Golden from 2009. Introduced by the bass of Calum Gourlay, Kit's piano duets for most of this track while James Maddren's drums are very much in the background. Kit, Calum and James met during their time at the Royal Academy of Music and over the past ten years, these three muscians, who had already established themselves by 2009, have gone on to be key players in the UK jazz scene in a variety of projects. To hear any one of them play live is a joy. If you get the chance to hear them, take it.

 

 

 

 

 

Miles Davis Someday My Prince Will ComeMiles Davis - Someday My Prince Will Come. Someday My Prince Will Come, written by Frank Churchill and Larry Morey for the 1937 Disney film Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs, is the title track for Miles Davis' seventh studio album for Columbia Records. It was released in 1961 and it was the only Miles Davis Quintet studio recording session to feature saxophonist Hank Mobley. It was a time of personnel changes for Miles' band and the album reflects some of these. The personnel for the album as a whole is: Miles Davis (trumpet); John Coltrane (tenor saxophone on Someday My Prince Will Come and Teo); Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone on all tracks except Teo); Wynton Kelly (piano); Paul Chambers (bass); Jimmy Cobb (drums on all tracks except Blues No. 2); Philly Jo Jones (drums on Blues No. 2). In Wikipedia we read: 'In a contemporary review for Down Beat, Ira Gitler praised Coltrane's solo on the title track while finding Kelly equally exceptional as both a soloist and comping musician. "His single-lines are simultaneously hard and soft. Cobb and Chambers groove perfectly together and with Kelly", Gitler wrote. "The rhythm section, individually and as a whole, is very well-recorded." The magazine's Howard Mandel later viewed Someday My Prince Will Come as "a commercial realization rather than an artistic exploration" but nonetheless "lovely", highlighted by each musician's careful attention to notes and dynamics, and among Davis' most "romantic, bluesy and intentionally seductive programs".

 

 

 

Dancin In the Rain

 

Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang's Blue Five - Hey! Young Fella!. On the 28th of February that year, violinist Joe Venuti and guitarist Eddie Lang led this 'Blue Five' into a recording studion in New York - the others were Jimmy Dorsey (trumpet, clarinet, alto saxophone); Adrian Rollini (bass sax, hot fountain pen, piano and vibraphone) and Phil Wall (piano). Writing the liner notes to one Venuti/Lang/Rollini compilation, Nöel Hendrick said: 'These tracks are notable for the way in which they exploit the versatility of Rollini on bass saxophone, hot fountain pen and vibraphone, whilst Jimmy Dorsey, best known as an alto-sax and clarinet player also contributes some tasty trumpet work'. Hey! Young Fella! was a popular tune of the day, written by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields for the 1933 musical film Dancing Lady starring Joan Crawford and Clark Gable. The film featured the screen debut of dancer Fred Astaire, who appeared as himself. The full lyrics are here, but we can get a taste of the song's theme (here, 'rubbers', of course, is the American word for 'wellington boots'):

 

 

You had nothing to sing about
The days were dreary and wet
Had no sunshine to sing about
And lots of rain to forget

Hey, young fella
Better close your old umbrella
Have a glorious day
Throwing rubbers away
'Cause it ain't gonna rain no more

 

 

 

The People Could Fly book

 

 

Camilla George - The People Could Fly. The album is named after a book of African folk tales that portrays the lives and experiences of African slaves who created stories in which animals have assumed the personalities of slaves and slave owners. "The People Could Fly was my favourite story in this collection of tales," says Camilla. "The cover illustration showed men and women flying over the cotton fields. The idea behind it is that some Africans were magical and had the ability to fly but through long enslavement, lost the ability to fly away. This image is bittersweet for me as it is a fantasy tale of suffering and is a powerful testament to the millions of slaves who never had the ability to fly away". The title track is played with pictures by Shai Yossef, Costanza Knight, Sarah Levy, Anil Lakhera, Chris Spies, Leonid Afremov, Shelli Walters, Max Beckmann, Wilfredo Lam, Ana-Lesac, Pamela Earleywine, Leo and Diane Dillon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kansas Smittys House Band

 

Kansas Smitty's House Band - Barbecue Blues - Cerys Matthews has said: ‘They dance to a beat of their own drum. Totally unpredictable’ - the band based at Kansas Smitty's in Broadway Market, London, E8 plays Barbecue Blues with pictures by Eleatta Diver, LeRoy Neiman, Jan Steen, Belinda Fireman, Jürgen Born, Peter Gumaer, Pol Ledent, Victoria Topping, Shaun McDowell, Matthew Snyder, Connie Chadwell and Terry Einer.

 

 

 

 

 

Leslie Pintchik You Eat My Food album

 

Leslie Pintchik - You Eat My Food, You Drink My Wine, You Steal My Girl - the title track from the pianist's 2018 album. With pictures by Sir Nathaniel Bacon, Enrico Baj, Walter Quirt, Julian Trevelyan, Malangatana Valente Ngwenya, Roy Lichtenstein, August Sander, Debra Hurd, John Collier, Kristin Elmquist, Max Ernst and Julie Borden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Nichols

 

 

 

Red Nichols - Feelin' No Pain with pictures by Claude Clark, Theodoor Romouts, Patrick Waldemar, William Beard, Mark Manson, Charles Bunbury, Aleksander Zyw, L S Lowry, Kazemir Malevich and Sarah Jenkins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nick Costley-White Detour Ahead album

 

 

Nick Costley-White Quartet - Thinky Pain from the album Detour Ahead. With pictures by TR Way, Norman Adams, James McNeill Whistler, Paul Klee, Asger Jorn, Thomas Benjamin Kennington, Leonid Afremov, TuroRudolph, Pablo Picasso, John Chamberlain and John Wolseley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Kavuma album

 

 

 

Mark Kavuma - Church from the album Kavuma. With pictures by Alfred Gockel, Archibald Motley, Debra Hurd, Jackson Pollock, Mike Daneshi, Shari Kreller, Anna Fitzgerald, Georges Braque, Valerie Catoire and Roy Lichtenstein.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Henry Spencer The Reasons Don't Change

 

 

Henry Spencer and Juncture - Hopeless Heartless from the album The Reasons Don't Change. With pictures by Myles Birket Foster, Sam Francis, Pablo Picasso, Arthur Rackham, Eduard von Gebhardt, John Henry Yeend King, Alfred Parsons, Frank Bramley and Victor Bauer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big Bad Wolf Pond Life

 

 

 

Big Bad Wolf - Quiet Coach from the album Pond Life. With pictures by Camille Pissaro, Friedrich Bercht, Ronnie Landfield, John Constable, Robert Motherwell, David Hockney and Jacob Lawrence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coleman Hawkins

 

 

One Hour (If I Could Be With You) by The Mound City Blue Blowers with pictures by Paula Rego, Leonid Afremov, Gustav Klimt, Franz Marc, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Georges Braque, Vincent Van Gogh and John William Waterhouse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Linham Jazz Orchestra Weapons Of Mass Distraction

 

 

 

The Screaming Ab Dabs from the album Weapons Of Mass Distraction by the Andrew Linham Jazz Orchestra with pictures by Robert Helman, Chaim Soutine, Victoria Topping, Bernard Buffet, Max Ernst, David Ridley, Jackson Pollock and an Unknown Artist.

 

 

 

 

 

Rob Luft Riser

 

 

The title tune from guitarist Rob Luft's album Riser with pictures by Michelle Shromberg, Anselm Kiefer, Georges Seurat, Aubrey Beardsley, Henri Rousseau, Egon Schiele, Leonid Afremov and Swarez.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sonny Rollins Worktime

 

 

Sonny Rollins - There's No Business Like Show Business from the album Worktime. With pictures by Bernard Buffet, Natasha Sazonova, Jackson Pollock, Victoria Topping, Juan Félix Campos, Florine Stettheimer, Wassily Kandinsky, Pieter Bruegel The Elder, Darryl Daniels and Janine Wesselmann.

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Lewandowski Waller

 

 

Mark Lewandowski - Lulu's Back In Town from the album Waller. With pictures by Auguste Renoir, Victoria Topping, Toulouse Lautrec, David Annesley, Evgeni Hristov and Maria Olmstead.

 

 

 

 

 

Sam Braysher Golden Earrings

 

 

 

Sam Braysher and Michael Kanan play The Scene Is Clean from their album Golden Earrings with pictures by Gerhardt Richter, Georgia O'Keefe, Edgar Degas, Ernst Kirchner, C O Murray, Georges Stein and Niki De Saint Phalle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Ridley Metta

 

 

The Matt Ridley Quartet play Ebb and Flow from their album Metta with pictures by Franz Marc, Li Keran, Edgar Degas, Perle Fine and Michael Kenna.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dinosaur Together As One

 

 

Dinosaur play Robin from their album Together, As One with pictures by Joan Miro, L S Lowry, John Singer Sargent, Jackson Pollock and Pieter Bruegel the Younger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raphael Wilkinson and Hodgkins Live At Pizza express

 

 

Lenore Raphael, Wayne Wilkinson and Chris Hodgkins - Alone Together from the album at Pizza Express Live. With pictures by Caroline Vis, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Rory McEwen, Zsuzsi Roboz, Luc Tuymans, Victoria Topping, Mario Dubsky, Inka Essenshigh and Edward John Gregory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Evans I Loves You Porgy

 

 

Bill Evans plays I Loves You Porgy from the Gershwin's Porgy And Bess with pictures by Claude Monet, Paul Gaugin, Camille Pissaro, Vincent Van Gogh and Kasimir Malevich.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicolas Meier Orient

 

 

Nicolas Meier - Season from the album Orient. With pictures by Salvador Dali, Georgia O'Keefe, Gustav Klimt, Piet Mondrian and Jusepe De Ribera,

 

 

 

 

 

 

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