Monday, 4/25/11

by musicclipoftheday

 joy, n. a source of keen pleasure or delight. E.g., the singing of Eddie Jefferson.

Eddie Jefferson, jazz singer, August 3, 1918-May 9, 1979

Live (with Richie Cole, alto saxophone; John Campbell, piano; Kelly Sill, bass; Joel Spencer, drums), Chicago (Jazz Showcase), 5/6/79 (days later, outside a jazz club in Detroit, he was shot to death)

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art beat: yesterday at the Art Institute of Chicago

Mark Rothko, Untitled (Purple, White, and Red), 1953

No painting has held my gaze more often, or meant more to me, than this. It’s different every time I see it.


reading table

ROTHKO: Look at the tension between the blocks of color: the dark and the light, the red and the black and the brown. They exist in a state of flux—of movement. They abut each other on the actual canvas, so too do they abut each other in your eye. They ebb and flow and shift, gently pulsating. The more you look at them the more they move . . . They float in space, they breathe . . . Movement, communication, gesture, flux, interaction; letting them work . . . They’re not dead because they’re not static. They move through space if you let them, this movement takes time, so they’re temporal. They require time.

—John Logan, Red (2009)