Sunday, October 31, 2010

Kenny Garrett - Blues Alley

Nice Kenny Garrett gig at Blues Alley yesterday.

Kenny Garrett has come a long way, baby. Over 30 years ago the alto saxophonist appeared on the national scene, having worked with the Duke Ellington Orchestra (post-Duke incarnation), Mel Lewis, and Art Blakey by the time he went out on his own in 1984–and then joined Miles Davis‘ band in 1986, where he really made his name. Now, in 2010, Garrett is established as an omnivore of jazz, happily devouring bop, modal, fusion, and free jazz (sometimes all in one tune). Still, he takes the time to look back, as on his most recent recording, Sketches of MD, a reflection on Miles Davis and Garrett’s time with him. Davis’ instincts for hiring future stars was unerring in Garrett, now a major figure himself; see him perform not for the Davis connection, but for the Garrett one

He played Happy People so here us a taste from another gig...

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Landscape with reductionist cube

Landscape with reductionist cube - Acrylic on Paper - 15 x 22 inch - $200

More paintings for sale here

Friday, October 29, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ephemeral Theme from Tender Morphism - An Art Trip Painting

"The profession of letters is, after all, the only one in which one can make no money without being ridiculous." ~ Jules Renard

More paintings here

Monday, October 25, 2010

I will not title this painting, Two Trees in a Park In Fall (Everyone loves Magritte) I

I will not title this painting, Two Trees in a Park In Fall (Everyone loves Magritte) I - Acrylic on Canvas - 18 x 24 inches

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Louis Hayes

Caught a great set with drummer Louis Hayes with pianist Larry Willis at the Bohemian Caverns. Hayes is best known for his three most notable associations with Horace Silver's Quintet (1956–1959), the Cannonball Adderley Quintet (1959–1965), and the Oscar Peterson Trio (1965–1967). His complete bio is here.

An old video of Louis Hayes with Cannonball Adderly

Friday, October 22, 2010

I wanted to paint a Van Gogh but only ended up with a lousy Art Trip II

I wanted to paint a Van Gogh but only ended up with a lousy Art Trip II - Acrylic on Paper - 18 x 24 inches

Work available here

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sun of a Double Beach I

Sun of a Double Beach I - Acrylic on paper - 20 x 35 inches

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Art of Failure

Chuck Connelly - I knew an artist like this. Go here

Friday, October 15, 2010

Tilt Shift Vincent

Kind of interesting....

More here

Thursday, October 14, 2010

See a real Art Trip at Sav-Art Gallery

For a complete Art Trip experience, head over to Sav-Art Gallery to view a real Art Trip painting. Mike Savage runs this great gallery in Kansas City and is also a kick-ass artist.

Sav-Art Gallery
4504 State Line Rd.
Kansas City, Kansas 66103

Their website here

Here is an Art Trip painting currently at the gallery.

Tuscany without Shadows ~ Acrylic on watercolor paper - 18 x 24 inches

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Something Doesn't Look Quite Right - An Art Trip Painting

Something Doesn't Look Quite Right ~ Acrylic on watercolor paper - 15 x 20 inches

Monday, October 11, 2010

Night Hawks with Wi Fi

via here

Friday, October 8, 2010

Here Are 15 of the Worst Paintings in Existence

I don't know, I kind of like some of them...

From the Museum of Bad Art

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Detaching an Idea (I don't know about this) - An Art Trip Painting

Detaching an Idea ~ Acrylic on watercolor paper - 16 x 20 inches

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I'm So Fucking Happy I Can Levitate - An Art Trip Painting

I'm So Fucking Happy I Can Levitate ~ Acrylic on watercolor paper - 16 x 20 incehes

Monday, October 4, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

Intricately carved vintage vinyl records

"Records dark matter"
Carved record

"Records revert to time"
Carved record and ochre

"Records strings"

More here