The legendary concert from 1983 in Stockholm. A jewel to watch, from the beginning with the interview with Stan to the end where Chet is so absorbed in the game that he is playing a piece of Stan. They only performed twice in 1953 and 1983.
Technical Detail: However, there are no good photos of this concert, a one-sided corner of filming. so I made a compilation that I think was very successful. This is also Chet's third painting. Stan is depicted larger in the foreground, but Chet, seated, typically bent over on a high stool, is, on the other hand, more exposed, which forms an interesting balance in the image between the two.
Format: 85 x 120 cm - Date: 10 - 2019.
Chet Baker was in the 50s for three years together with the beautiful Halema Ali with whom he also had a son. Their short marriage quickly turned into a rollercoaster for Halema with light and dark periods. Chet was privately a difficult man to live with, struggled with relationships to stay in equality and sometimes showed aggressive behavior.
This Sweet Miami atmosphere with the 'Playboy looks' that Chet had, the contemplation in his face and the shadow between Chet and Halema. Halema's hand seems to be close to Chet's trumpet as if she's holding him, leaning her head on his arm. What she seems to surrender to him, he stares into the deep, still lightly connected to her.
Format: 85 x 120 cm - Date: 06 - 2019.
Jimi Hendrix is still revered as a musical genius, especially for his revolutionary, flamboyant and virtuoso ways of playing the guitar.
He was seen less as the modest, sincere, vulnerable, philosophical boy that he was. A hard worker who radiated when he stood on stage and forgot everything around him. I have expressed this in this painting, working hard, having fun and enjoying the flow. Beyond the theatrical. The background shows the "fireworks" that he created with his guitar.
Size 122 x 102 cm - Date: 05-2019.
The music of Coltrane brings you into higher atmospheres, his fast playing (learned from Monk) his character, the power of his music and his awesome creativity. He is seen as one of the most influential Jazz artists of all time.
After John freed himself from heavy drug use, he met his beloved Alice. With her by his side, he was able to deepen the spiritual path that he had followed. Apart from Western beliefs and more focused on Eastern spirituality. Great work has emerged from this, a love supreme, Alice was certainly not in his shadow but showed John the light even more. John's powerful gaze with the fist holding on to what he had found in my view. Alice in the background but bathed in light. Two great "spiritual" musicians.
Format: 80 x 122 cm - Date 12 - 2018.
Do you like this painting by Ella Fitzgerald? I can make a new one in the same atmosphere. Not exactly the same because that is not my style, so I make it a bit different.
Dexter Gordon entered a cafe in Rotterdam a long time ago where my father saw him. He walked towards the bar and drank everything that was on the counter. Now he felt - drunk as he was - sure enough. He stumbled onto the stage and started to play flawlessly as if nothing had happened and he had no problems. That was Dexter.
Unfortunately I had no image of this, but this beautiful image, in which a young Dexter sits behind his saxophone in Royal Roost New York. Background to the scene is made up and inspired by that cafe and after a black-and-white photo of Herman Leonard.
Format: 92 x 130 cm (incl. Frame) - Date: 05 - 2013.
The life of Billie Holiday unfortunately has more tragedy than points of light. She also had little luck in her love life. However, she did have a very strong bond with Lester young. However, a band like 'brother and sister'. When Lester died, she was not allowed to sing for her 'Prez' (from president) at the funeral. Because of this, Billie almost succumbed to frustration and grief and said she was the next person to die. Billie also died a few months later.
This painting originated from a screenshot from the recording of "Fine and mellow". Background to the scene was made up / spontaneously created. Platonic love might have been stronger than if it had not been platonic, who knows ... The painting shows the subtle connection between the two.
Size 120 x 160 cm - Date 12 - 2016.
This large work is a story with a lot to see, nine men and one woman, it appears to be the center of the painting. The special thing is that all men seem to look at her. However, only the man in the back really looks at her. The man next to her has just said something to her, which charms her. She also has no cup of coffee, this would not suit wine, but a cup of tomato soup. The tomato, also called the love apple, symbolizes the game of seduction. However, her blue dress symbolizes her spiritual purity.
From a distance, the man who spoke to her seems to be laughing, from up close he looks more serious. It is dark outside and this shade is warmly lit in the Grand Café.
Format: 110 x 155 cm - Date: 10 - 2018.
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