LITTERED WITH LUCKY STRIKES
Last night was pretty awesome... it was a gorgeous autumn night in Minneapolis and I spent it at Orchestra Hall listening to the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra... my favorite piece was by Doug Wemble... it was a suite titled "Stuart Davis for the Masses" and my favorite movement was "garage lights"... I am an artist too... so I felt I could relate to the suite... especially THAT movement. I have spent a lot of my time feverishly working in basements with low lights... or apartments after dark on a hot night... or in the wee hours of the morning when no one else is alive... there was an urgency to that movement... that I feel when I paint... I LOVED it!
"PAINTER STUART DAVIS WAS FIRMLY ROOTED IN THE AMERICAN SCENE OF THE THIRTIES AND FORTIES -- HIS LANDSCAPES ARE LITTERED WITH LUCKY STRIKE CIGARETTES, GAS LIGHTS AND SPARK PLUG ADVERTISMENTS. HIS PAINTINGS SPILL OFF THE CANVAS WITH IMPROVISED SHAPES AND BOLD COLORS"
I have been trying to find a recording of it... with little success... let me know if you're privy to such knowledge... let me know... it didn't hurt that Marcus Printup played the paint off the walls on the solo... seriously it was amazing... they also did the most beautiful "mood indigo" i've ever heard... and that's saying a lot... i've heard it many many many... sigh... many times
afterward we headed to the dakota for chatting and drinks... i snapped this photo on the walk over... like i said it was a beautiful night...
i like the way the dakota feels at the end of the night... when almost everyone has gone home... i asked for a glass of malbec about that time and the bartender said... i'll open up a bottle... and had to retrieve one from the back... the conversation gets lazy and a little hushed...
musicians are good people... they let you in somewhere very close to their hearts... every time they play...
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