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Mornin’

Here is a tribute painting to the late great Al Jarreau my fav singer who left us last February…A true gentleman and a wonderfull human being who will be missed… This painting depict him among the stars bringing a nice Mornin’ on earth like in his famous song Mornin’ (click on the pic to enlarge it).

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AL JARREAU “MORNIN'” LIVE 1985

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piano legend

Here’s a painting to celebrate Ahmad Jamal’s new masterpiece to come : Marseille. The piano legend will play his love for this city he walked among many times .

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Trumpet Master

Here’s a portrait of Wallace Roney. That awesome trumpet player was Miles Davis friend and his way of playing reminds a lot Miles himself :-) (Click on the pic to enlarge it)

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JAZZ PIANO LEGEND

Here’s a portrait of Thelonius Monk the jazz piano legend . (Click on the pic to enlarge it)

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NEW RAINBOW SHADOW PAINTING

Here’s a portrait of Reggie Washington and Jef Lee Johnson reunited in one soul . This artwork is a tribute painting to Reggie Washington’s work for the legacy of the late great guitar player Jef Lee Johnson . Please check out his Cd “Rainbow Shadow a  tribute to Jef Lee Johnson” vol 1 . The vol2 is coming soon :-) (click on the pic to enlarge it)

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Sax Master

Here’s a portrait of the late great John Coltrane that I made at the end of 2016. Awesome musician I love to listen to ! (Click on the pic to enlarge it)

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MEETING WITH AL JARREAU

Here are 2 souvenir pictures from a beautiful meeting with my long time fav singer Mr Al Jarreau. I’ve made 3 paintings featuring Al .

I felt so lucky to meet him for a painting signing thanks to his manager Joe Gordon.

Great memories after a beautiful concert of Al with the NDR Big Band at Olympia hall (Paris).

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Bash !

Here’s a portrait of the awesome french sax player Jowee Omicil ! Check him out if You don’t know his music : a real groove machine and an incredible showman on stage ! (clic on the pic to enlarge it)

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Gospel Diva

Here’s a portrait of the great pianist and soul/gospel singer Liz Mc Comb . A beautiful voice and an incredible talent ! Love her music :-) (click on the pic to enlarge it)

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JAZZ GENTLEMAN

Here’s a portrait of Mr Kyle Eastwood the famous movie star elder son. He’s a talentuous bass player and composer of jazz music and moviescores . He really is a very gentle guy. Check out his beautiful music ! (clic on the pic to enlarge it)

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meeting with the american classical music legend!

Last july I had the honor to meet Mr Randy Weston the fantastic piano player . He kindly posed with his painting and gave me a warm welcome before his beautiful show at New Morning.

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Meeting with the Elements !

Last July I had the absolute honor to meet the founder members of Earth Wind & Fire : Verdine White, Ralph Johnson and Philip Bailey backstage their Olympia hall show . What a memory ! All the band and staff gave me a warm welcome . They signed the tribute painting I made a few month ago when the band founder Mr Maurice White passed away…Here is a pic of that meeting and the every kind message Verdine white left on his facebook page the day after… It was incredible to meet those guys I like since so much time  !

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Esperanza’s Emily’s D

Here’s a tribute painting to Esperanza Spalding latest album where she features a character names Emily …A great CD where I found some taste of my friend the late great Jef Lee Johnson who probably inspired Esperanza for this beautiful CD. (click on the pic to enlarge it)

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FUNKY TROMBONE MASTER

Here’s a paortrait of the great music composer and trombone player Fred Wesley ! He was James Brown’s musical director and is now touring with his own band the New JB’s . (click on the pic to enlarge it)

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FRENCH FLAVOUR

Here’s a portrait of the french singer , songwriter and musician Yael Naïm. She’s a successfull young artist who sings jazz , pop and folk songs.

That painting was done to decorate the upcoming Jazz festival Ferté Jazz 2016 next spring :-) (Click on the pic to enlarge it )


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SHINING STAR

Here’s a tribute painting to the creator of the elements “Earth Wind and Fire”, the one and only Maurice White. He was one of my musical heroes and a part of my youth fade away with his passing…He will always be our Shining Star

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A Star among the Stars

Here’s a tribute painting to David Bowie…I was really moved by his passing and had the idea of that painting while listening to his song during my jogging…He was just awesome…and will be missed…(Click on the pic to enlarge it)

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The Father of Invention

Here’s a painting of the late great guitar player, songwriter, singer Frank Zappa. An incredible artist who used his talent from rock to jazz and classic…(clic on the pic to enlarge it)

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CHICK COREA

Here’s a portrait of the amazing pianist Chick Corea . One of my favourite jazz musicians :-)

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Strasbourg Saint Denis !

Here’s a painting of Roy Hargrove ‘s quintet. I wanted to do something about those great musicians I’ve seen a lot on stage :Sullivan Fortner (Piano) , Justin Robinson (Sax), Ameen Saleem (Bass) , Quincy Philips (Drums) and of course Roy Hargrove, the amazing trumpet player : one of my favourite who wrote a great piece of music about a place we know very well in Paris : “Strasbourg Saint Denis” (clic on the pic to enlarge it)

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EPIC SAX PLAYER

Here’s a portrait of the amazing saxophone player Kamasi Washington. His latest CD called The Epic was a real shock to me ! (Click on the pic to enlarge it)

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JazzPics Exhibition

I will have a new exhibition with my friend, the jazz stage photographer Paul Charbit, at Théâtre Claude Debussy in Maisons-Alfort from September 28th to October 17th. Vernissage will take place  on October 1st et Théâtre Debussy 6.30 pm.

Hope You’ll come to see our 40 paintings and jazz scene pictures in that beautiful place .

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Rainbow Crow

Here’s another huge painting for my friend Jef Lee Johnson who passed away on January 2013. I made that painting for my next exhibition that will occure in october 2015. Jef called himself the rainbow crow after an american indian legend. Here’s the painting pisc and you can discover and read the legend under the pic :-)    (click on the pic to enlarge it)

 

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Rainbow Crow

(Lenni Lenape Tribe)
retold by
S. E. Schlosser

It was so cold. Snow fell constantly, and ice formed over all the waters. The animals had never seen snow before. At first, it was a novelty, something to play in. But the cold increased tenfold, and they began to worry. The little animals were being buried in the snow drifts and the larger animals could hardly walk because the snow was so deep. Soon, all would perish if something were not done.”We must send a messenger to Kijiamuh Ka’ong, the Creator Who Creates By Thinking What Will Be,” said Wise Owl. “We must ask him to think the world warm again so that Spirit Snow will leave us in peace.”The animals were pleased with this plan. They began to debate among themselves, trying to decide who to send up to the Creator. Wise Owl could not see well during the daylight, so he could not go. Coyote was easily distracted and like playing tricks, so he could not be trusted. Turtle was steady and stable, but he crawled too slowly. Finally, Rainbow Crow, the most beautiful of all the birds with shimmering feathers of rainbow hues and an enchanting singing voice, was chosen to go to Kijiamuh Ka’ong.It was an arduous journey, three days up and up into the heavens, passed the trees and clouds, beyond the sun and the moon, and even above all the stars. He was buffeted by winds and had no place to rest, but he carried bravely on until he reached Heaven. When Rainbow Crow reached the Holy Place, he called out to the Creator, but received no answer. The Creator was too busy thinking up what would be to notice even the most beautiful of birds. So Rainbow Crow began to sing his most beautiful song.

The Creator was drawn from his thoughts by the lovely sound, and came to see which bird was making it. He greeted Rainbow Crow kindly and asked what gift he could give the noble bird in exchange for his song. Rainbow Crow asked the Creator to un-think the snow, so that the animals of Earth would not be buried and freeze to death. But the Creator told Rainbow Crow that the snow and the ice had spirits of their own and could not be destroyed.

“What shall we do then?” asked the Rainbow Crow. “We will all freeze or smother under the snow.”

“You will not freeze,” the Creator reassured him, “For I will think of Fire, something that will warm all creatures during the cold times.”

The Creator stuck a stick into the blazing hot sun. The end blazed with a bright, glowing fire which burned brightly and gave off heat. “This is Fire,” he told Rainbow Crow, handing him the cool end of the stick. “You must hurry to Earth as fast as you can fly before the stick burns up.”

Rainbow Crow nodded his thanks to the Creator and flew as fast as he could go. It was a three-day trip to Heaven, and he was worried that the Fire would burn out before he reached the Earth. The stick was large and heavy, but the fire kept Rainbow Crow warm as he descended from Heaven down to the bright path of the stars. Then the Fire grew hot as it came closer to Rainbow Crows feathers. As he flew passed the Sun, his tail caught on fire, turning the shimmering beautiful feathers black. By the time he flew passed the Moon, his whole body was black with soot from the hot Fire. When he plunged into the Sky and flew through the clouds, the smoke got into his throat, strangling his beautiful singing voice.

By the time Rainbow Crow landed among the freezing-cold animals of Earth, he was black as tar and could only Caw instead of sing. He delivered the fire to the animals, and they melted the snow and warmed themselves, rescuing the littlest animals from the snow drifts where they lay buried.

It was a time of rejoicing, for Tindeh – Fire – had come to Earth. But Rainbow Crow sat apart, saddened by his dull, ugly feathers and his rasping voice. Then he felt the touch of wind on his face. He looked up and saw the Creator Who Creates By Thinking What Will Be walking toward him.

“Do not be sad, Rainbow Crow,” the Creator said. “All animals will honor you for the sacrifice you made for them. And when the people come, they will not hunt you, for I have made your flesh taste of smoke so that it is no good to eat and your black feathers and hoarse voice will prevent man from putting you into a cage to sing for him. You will be free.”

Then the Creator pointed to Rainbow Crow’s black feathers. Before his eyes, Rainbow Crow saw the dull feathers become shiny and inside each one, he could see all the colors of the rainbow. “This will remind everyone who sees you of the service you have been to your people,” he said, “and the sacrifice you made that saved them all.”

And so shall it ever be.

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THE EPIC SAXOPHONIST

Here’s a portrait of the amazing sax player Kamasi Washington. He just released an incredible album mixing, jazz, funk and hip hop that shocked me ! You must check out that incredible musician!

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