I’ve posted several times in the last couple of years about my fairly new-found love of Jazz. I’m not real hardcore – Roland Kirk, Charles Mingus and Sun Ra are about as far down the “deep cuts” road I go – I’m still a baby, jamming out stereotypical classics of Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Duke Ellington and the crooning, swooning sounds of Nina Simone, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald.
A fan of the genre and its sub-genres nonetheless, I’ve grown to appreciate it, albeit not fully, for what it’s done for modern music, especially my sweet, sacred ska music, and my life in general in the last few years. One of the aspects I’ve always admired is the artwork that accompanies a lot of jazz albums, especially the whimsical, surreal work by famed artist Mati Klarwein for Miles Davis’ records “Bitches Brew” and “Live-Evil”.
So much so that I’m paying homage to the “Bitches Brew” gatefold (look at it HERE with this week’s #CartoonButt entitled “#CartoonButtBrew”.
I do hope you enjoy it.