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This week I’m out and about at the Vancouver International Jazz Fest. I love the music, and my husband and many friends are jazz musicians, so it is a big part of my summer. Continuing this blog's recent drawing theme, here are some of my sketches from jazz fest, current and past.


My current Top 10 jazz favourites:

  1. John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” (this is my go-to album when I need to get things moving in the studio)
  2. Freddy Hubbard’s solo on ‘Skylark’ with Art Blakey and the Messangers
  3. Sonny Rollins “Way Out West”
  4. Peggy Lee’s “Film in Music”  (disclaimer - my husband, Kevin Elaschuk, plays on this album, but that’s not the only reason I love it)
  5. Robin Holcomb “The Point Of It All”
  6. Paul Motion “In The Year of the Dragon”
  7. Bill Frisell Quartet “Tales From The Far Side”
  8. Herbie Hancock “Speak Like a Child”
  9. Wes Montgomery and Wynton Kelly “Smokin’ At The Half Note”
  10. Thelonious Monk - just about anything

If you like music, I encourage you to get out an hear live music al year round. Don't wait for a festival. It's like the difference between seeing a painting 'live' vs looking at an image in a book or online - which was the topic of an earlier blog post "An Argument For The Real".

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