Thursday, April 12, 2007

this ole man loves trane

traditional - gouache on canvas - 8" x 8" - value study

There is nothing like a little John Coltrane to celebrate 34 years on this earth.

The jazz recordings of the mid 50's to early 60's are my favorite. It's funny how a simple ballad can transport me to another world, hypnotizing me to a state of utter bliss.

While most of my peers love the modern music coming from their satellite transmitters and cell phones, I feel like a relic who would rather dust off a classic LP and absorb the crackling of the needle into vinyl grooves.

My birthday playlist:
  • In A Sentimental Mood / Duke Ellington & John Coltrane

  • My Little Brown Book / Duke Ellington & John Coltrane

  • The Feeling Of Jazz / Duke Ellington & John Coltrane

  • Blues To Bechet / Coltrane Plays The Blues

  • Nancy (With The Laughing Face) / The Gentle Side Of John Coltrane

  • Mr. Syms / Coltrane Plays The Blues

  • My Favorite Things / My Favorite Things

  • Everytime We Say Goodbye / My Favorite Things

  • Blue in Green / Kind of Blue

  • My One And Only Love / The Gentle Side Of John Coltrane

  • When I Fall In Love / Steamin' With The Miles Davis Quintet

  • Blue Train / Blue Train

  • I'm Old Fashioned / Blue Train

  • Soul Eyes / The Gentle Side Of John Coltrane

  • Lush Life / he Gentle Side Of John Coltrane

  • Dear Lord / The Gentle Side Of John Coltrane

  • Take Five / Cool: Dave Brubeck

  • Flamenco Sketches / Kind of Blue

I encourage you to come along with me and dive into these recordings. You will not regret it.


Michelle Lana said...

Cool work Robert! Thanks for stopping by! I do miss lechon :)

Tony LaRocca said...

Cool job! Love the colors.

Ginger*:)* said...

This is just beautifully done! Thanks for stopping by.
I enjoyed touring backwards through your blog.

Alina Chau said...

WOW!! AWESOME study!

marcobucci said...

Really interesting. The values work! I like the sort of abstracted look to it.