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alkratzer
03-29-2010, 08:13 AM
"I remember countless nights at Birdland, going to see the classic Coltrane quartet. I remember being totally captured, awed, and inspired by that music. Rocking back and forth in my chair, taken to the outer limits of my own existence and filled with an unexplainable beauty, I allowed Coltrane to reach me. I often wonder if he ever realized what he did for me or any of the other hundreds of thousands of fans that he had on the planet. By reaching inside himself, he reached inside all of us..."
Michael Cuscuna

JOSEPHINE.EARP
03-29-2010, 10:09 AM
Brilliant.Best wishes Jo x

AT-TA
03-29-2010, 10:50 AM
An original that is now so recognisable and screams : I am Al's....

Alexandra
03-29-2010, 03:10 PM
Warm and beautiful Al.:):):):):)

Vaik4zas
03-30-2010, 12:48 AM
I like Coltrane.
It is good painting. There is feelings, passion. :)

Valerie
03-30-2010, 12:56 AM
Al you did it again, another fabulous painting.
Val

EB
03-30-2010, 03:42 AM
Colorful and vibrant, I need my shades, then kick back and listen.

L Skylar Brown
03-30-2010, 04:08 AM
Al - I remember those days, those halcyon days of smoky jazz clubs, and music so cool. It was a time we can cherish. Thanks for your refreshing image!

D Akey
03-31-2010, 06:02 AM
Looks great. I like this movement toward a visual hierarchy with your color. It makes the bright colors all the more purposeful, like the descriptive and somewhat mysterious power of rim light vs a room lamp. Both have their uses. One has more drama.

I also recall colored stage lighting where the edges of the illuminated forms are really blurry. And this captures that kind of feel in a stylized way. I like the tonal showmanship quality. Speaks of your perspective from having spent time in that kind of environment, I would venture.

Nice one! :):):):):)

scribbler
03-31-2010, 08:53 AM
Nice job. Very jazzy colour scheme :) Really evokes the music.