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Jazz Portraits 18-John Coltrane (Tenor/Alto Saxophone)

Hands down John Coltrane is the illest Jazz musician ever , to me. He is my all time favorite and I wish that I could explain why. I waited before doing his portrait because of the gravity, then decided just to doodle something quick (a younger photo). Enjoy the process and let it go. I still remember discovering my step dads cassette recording. It was a white tape, the greatest hits that had Giant Steps, My Favorite Things and so many more. In addition to those songs, Aisha and Lush Life are some of my favorites of his music. Then of course there’s his solo’s on Kind of Blue. I could go on…. Big shout out to Jimmy Garrison, Elvin Jones, and McCoy Tyner.

2 comments:

paintgurl40 said...

kind of looks like jay-z

Robert Trujillo/Tres said...

There might be some likeness. It was referenced from a really old photo.