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September 29, 2013

Ye Old Criticism of Jazz

By SCOTT KRANE

SURREALISM, n. Psychic automatism in its pure state, by which one proposes to express--verbally, by means of the written word, or in any other manner--the actual functioning of thought. Dictated by the thought, in the absence of any control exercised by reason, exempt from any aesthetic or moral concern.ENCYCLOPEDIA. Philosophy. Surrealism is based on the belief in the superior reality of certain forms of previously neglected associations, in the omnipotence of dream, in the disinterested play of thought. It tends to ruin once and for all other psychic mechanisms and to substitute itself for them in solving all ...

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June 23, 2010

We Want Miles: A Series of Reinventions

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By GREG MASTERS

We Want Miles: Miles Davis vs. Jazz Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Montreal Through August 29, 2010Treasures await fans of Miles Davis up in Montreal, Canada: Photos, letters, film clips, paintings, instruments, wardrobe and enough information on wall placards to bring visitors on the full journey through the life and times of one of America's greatest artists. For anyone who has read a biography of Davis, there are no revelations here. But there are some rarities gathered, such as film clips documenting the recording of the soundtrack for Louis ...

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June 16, 2008

Impressions: The Story of a Collection by Alastair Graham

By ALASTAIR GRAHAM

The folio of 71 black and white drawings of jazz musicians that make up the Impressions collection has taken over 12 years to assemble. The reasons are many, the difficulty in finding a decent and expressive likeness being not the least of them. The main element I found I had to incorporate--and one that sometimes took several weeks to uncover and put down on paper--was the graphic metaphor that best reflected the personality, indeed sometimes the very sound, of the musician involved. That crucial ingredient was what I felt would set the drawings apart, and what would properly reflect and ...

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May 28, 2008

John Taylor's Jazz Caricatures: Dizzy Gillespie

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By JOHN TAYLOR

Dizzy Gillespie About John Taylor For me, art and music flow into a creative confluence. Encouraged by my family to draw and play the drums at an early age, I continue to find expression in these art forms.Motivation for a career in art and music developed in the 1960's as I observed theme park caricaturists at work and listened to recordings of the inimitable Buddy Rich. Gifted editorial caricaturist, David Levine, also influenced my artwork.Caricature drawing and jazz music are intuitive, personal modes of expression and one seems to grow ...

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February 17, 2008

John Taylor's Jazz Caricatures: Louie Bellson

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By JOHN TAYLOR

Louie Bellson About John Taylor For me, art and music flow into a creative confluence. Encouraged by my family to draw and play the drums at an early age, I continue to find expression in these art forms.Motivation for a career in art and music developed in the 1960's as I observed theme park caricaturists at work and listened to recordings of the inimitable Buddy Rich. Gifted editorial caricaturist, David Levine, also influenced my artwork.Caricature drawing and jazz music are intuitive, personal modes of expression and one seems to ...

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February 16, 2008

John Taylor's Jazz Caricatures: Cannonball Adderley

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By JOHN TAYLOR

Cannonball Adderley About John Taylor For me, art and music flow into a creative confluence. Encouraged by my family to draw and play the drums at an early age, I continue to find expression in these art forms.Motivation for a career in art and music developed in the 1960's as I observed theme park caricaturists at work and listened to recordings of the inimitable Buddy Rich. Gifted editorial caricaturist, David Levine, also influenced my artwork.Caricature drawing and jazz music are intuitive, personal modes of expression and one seems to ...

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February 15, 2008

John Taylor's Jazz Caricatures: John Coltrane

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By JOHN TAYLOR

John Coltrane About John Taylor For me, art and music flow into a creative confluence. Encouraged by my family to draw and play the drums at an early age, I continue to find expression in these art forms.Motivation for a career in art and music developed in the 1960's as I observed theme park caricaturists at work and listened to recordings of the inimitable Buddy Rich. Gifted editorial caricaturist, David Levine, also influenced my artwork.Caricature drawing and jazz music are intuitive, personal modes of expression and one seems to ...

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February 14, 2008

John Taylor's Jazz Caricatures: Thelonious Monk

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By JOHN TAYLOR

Thelonious Monk About John Taylor For me, art and music flow into a creative confluence. Encouraged by my family to draw and play the drums at an early age, I continue to find expression in these art forms.Motivation for a career in art and music developed in the 1960's as I observed theme park caricaturists at work and listened to recordings of the inimitable Buddy Rich. Gifted editorial caricaturist, David Levine, also influenced my artwork.Caricature drawing and jazz music are intuitive, personal modes of expression and one seems to ...

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February 13, 2008

John Taylor's Jazz Caricatures: Charlie Parker

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By JOHN TAYLOR

Charlie Parker About John Taylor For me, art and music flow into a creative confluence. Encouraged by my family to draw and play the drums at an early age, I continue to find expression in these art forms.Motivation for a career in art and music developed in the 1960's as I observed theme park caricaturists at work and listened to recordings of the inimitable Buddy Rich. Gifted editorial caricaturist, David Levine, also influenced my artwork.Caricature drawing and jazz music are intuitive, personal modes of expression and one seems to ...

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