Thursday, August 24, 2006

mingus's alice



















I've recently been reading STANLEY CROUCH's collection of essays on jazz: 'CONSIDERING GENIUS', and I was reminded of CHARLES MINGUS' 'Alice' theme.
(There is a link on the title above if you want to hear some of it.)
This picture is also a hommage to alto saxophonist JOHN HANDY - who was MINGUS' JOHNNY HODGES. Music lovers will know what I mean even if they don't agree with me.

24 comments:

hans said...

very beautyful, neil. I have no idea how you do it.
always a new surprising composition, unusual colors
not even to talk about the ideas.

Oscar Grillo said...

Complete agreement and delighted by the drawing!!

A. Riabovitchev said...

Ah Neil!Beautiful! Alice in Jazzyland!

A. Riabovitchev said...

:O)Forgot my smile.:O)

Oscar Grillo said...

John Richard Handy III is an "Avant Garde" player who makes me smile.

limbolo said...

Good morning, gents,
It's good to see some smiling faces.

Alina Chau said...

WOW!! Inspiring hair design!! Beautiful!!

limbolo said...

They're rabbit ears Alina...Trip out, try 'em sometime.

dodos said...

This IS the wonderland i'd like to be- complete, with colour and sound...

nic said...

This inspires me to learn more about jazz and thosegreat musicians. Very beautiful.

limbolo said...

You might like to try the album in question, nic: Jazz Portraits: Mingus In Wonderland: Blue Note:
Charles Mingus at his most romantic and accessible. Recorded in 1959 and now around at bargain basement prices.
MINGUS is no longer among us, but the urbane JOHN HANDY certainly is. He does not seem to chase after the pop limelight but he had a big hit some years ago with a smart groove called HARD WORK.
JOHNNY HODGES' nickname was 'rabbit'. Black rabbits are currently in season in Limbololand.

kookiejar said...

Tripping on the rabbit ears!!

orionlesc said...

REally amazing tour paintings.

Mauricio said...

Limbolo!!!

Great work

See you

craig said...

killer stuff you have here. Inspiring....

alberto mielgo said...

This is a beautifull image.
again and again pure imagination

limbolo said...

Kooki, Orion, Mauricio, Craig, Alberto,
Gracias senores.

Jenya List said...

Neil, I dont really know how to thank you your work. I honestly think that we are extremely lucky to have you among us.

Now Im sure, I have a NCR-Syndrome. No way to escape it :).

Mark said...

All agreed...it's superb as always :)

limbolo said...

Jenja, Mark,
Thank you SO much...

Elliot said...

Limbolo.
Your work gives me a stiffy.
E
xxx

limbolo said...

"Too much bull inna de pen."
(A Jamaican saying.)

Pabloesoto said...

so good image, great composition. i like this feeling in front of it, cold and far.

UrbanBarbarian said...

Alice in Wonderland is amazing. You're too damn good!