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Jazz As Art

The Kit Downes Trio

Madame

 

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.

 

Kit Downes Trio Golden

 

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. Click here for details of the album Golden.

 

Now, play the tune and scroll slowly down through the pictures I have chosen to go with the music (I think this only works if you spend time with each painting). See what you think.

 

 

 

 

 

Fernanda Cataldo

 

Fernanda Cataldo painting

 

 

 

 

Amedeo Modigliani

 

ModiglianiMadam Hayden

 

 

 

 

Hamed Abdalla

 

Hamad Abdalla painting

 

 

 

 

 

Pablo Picasso

 

Pablo Picasso Woman Asleep

 

 

 

 

Gérard Schneider

 

Gerard Schneider painting

 

 

 

 

James Coates

 

James Coates painting

 

 

 

 

 

Tommervik

 

Tommervik Grand Piano

 

 

 

 

George Augustus Henry Sala

 

George Sala painting

 

 

 

 

 

John Hubbard

 

John Hubbard painting

 

 

 

 

Felix Vallotton

 

Felix Vallotton painting the waltz

 

 

 

 

Ivan Aivazovsky

 

Ivan Aivazovsky Seascape

 

 

 

 

 

John Singer Sergeant

 

John Singer Sergeant Lily Rose painting

 

 

 

 

François Boucher

 

Francois Boucher Madame Le Pompadour

 

 

 

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