Miles Davis - Doo Bop - 1992
Miles Davis - Doo Bop - 1992
Miles Davis live playing Michael Jackson’s Human Nature - 1990
Miles Davis live 1970 - introduced by Keith Jarrett
"I got into some controversy with the Grammy Awards people in 1971 by saying that most of the awards went to white people copying black people’s shit, sorry-assed imitations rather than the real music.[…] That shit is tired and sickening, but they get mad if you say something about it. You’re just supposed to let them take your shit, grit your teeth, but don’t get mad and just bear the pain while they make all the money and all the glory. It’s strange the way many white people think. Strange and deadly."
—Miles Davis p315 of his autobiography
Dear students - here is a good example of what I mean by “documentary” drawing. Less about style than about seeing lines. This is by the great Noel Sickles.
I’m just going to reblog this whenever I want to post anything at all ever.
Every time I want to immediately post a drawing after finishing it—I think of this panel.
Matthew Thurber - Infomaniacs 2013
I’m reading Miles Davis’ autobiography. He writes about how in 1959 he felt on top of the world. Then he gets beat up by two cops outside of the club he was playing at. They split his head open with a blackjack because he helped his friend - a white woman - into a cab. “Around this time, people—white people—started saying that I was always “angry”, that I was “racist”, or some silly shit like that.” He said that this incident embittered him for the rest of his life because he thought things were changing in this country. I watched a documentary about him and his first wife said “Miles was such a sweet gentle person. I remember him cooking all the time at home, playing the piano while he cooked and writing his songs.”
Ahmad Jamal - Live at the Pershing - 1958
The Angouleme award ceremony is on youtube. At about 50 minutes in I presented the Jury Prize, which went to Rutu Modan for The Property.
Special guests Frank Santoro and Brandon Graham help me bring in the 500th episode of inkstuds. 8 and a half years of podcasting and still going strong. I had those two gents on because both of them have been on several times in the past and I always enjoy talking to them.
During the show, Brandon and I announce our upcoming kickstarter campaign for an inkstuds tour/roadtrip. expect that to be launching in the next week.
We were also joined by David Brothers, who has a special Inkstuds project to announce. I am really excited to have David joining in. He’s an important writer on comics.
“Listening to Koln Concert two things stand out for me. The first is how Jarrett can sustain the listener’s interest by creating long lyrical melodic lines that keep shifting–in their harmonies, their patterns of accentuation and dynamics, their register, and in their length. These melodies are simple yet elastic and endlessly adaptable. Listening to them you feel like you’re hearing a good story. A second thing that stands out is Jarrett’s relentless and precise groove, especially that left hand of his that builds rhythmic ostinati on top of which he spins his right hand melodies.”