This is a print from the graphic novel, Chasin’ the Bird: Charlie Parker in California.
Gibson Hummingbird Modern Classic & Gibson 50th Anniversary 1960 ES-335TD.
I don’t know who’s tenor sax is on the ground in front of Philly Joe Jones, but it looks like the reed touches the floor. Gross.
It’s been a rough year.
I’m a musician in a pandemic. I’m ready to show up for rehearsals in a 3-piece suit. But I will never look as cool as Dexter Gordon. 😎 He was one of my biggest influences as a young jazz student. He would’ve turned 98 today.
My first Chick Corea transcription. I was probably 19 at the time. I sampled the solo with my Ensoniq EPS sampler and played it down an octave to slow it down for the fast lines. Back then, we didn’t have access to all the tech we have now, but that sampler was transformative.
Two amazing books. Now He Sings, Now He Sobs transcribed by Bill Dobbins. And On Being A Musician Volume 1 by Chick Corea.
Desmond and I watched the Perseverance launch and that makes watching the Mars landing even more special!
When I think about Moog synthesizers, I think of Chick Corea. I haven’t stopped playing and listening to his music since he died.
RIP Chick Corea. You meant the world to me. 💔
I’m reading Four Hundred Souls by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain, Ph.D. for Black History Month.