Saturday, May 30, 2009

Like Someone In Love in the opening song on my favorite John Coltrane album, "Lush Life". The first three tracks are just sax, upright and drums. It's an amazing recording - exposed and harmonically rich. This is a close to being in the room with John as you're going to get.

I often listen to Jazz while I paint, favorites being Monk and Bill Evans. Some have commented on the correlation which seems very obvious to me. Rhythm, melody, counterpoint and abstraction are fundamental concepts I continue to enjoy exploring as a musician and painter.

If you're in Nashville, come by the Rymer to see "Like Someone In Love" for yourself. If you're up for a drive to Franklin, KY, I'll be playing a mix of Jazz, Blues, Folk and Ambient Americana at the Brickyard every Saturday night this summer.