Wednesday, June 23, 2010
What is Sound?
"What is Sound? (Don Cherry)"
ink, oil and pencil on paper-mounted panel, 11"x 7", 2010
Don Cherry (November 18, 1936 – October 19, 1995) one of the most outstanding figures of avant-garde jazz in the 50's and 60's; playing with the likes of Ornette and Coltrane. A complete innovator with a pocket trumpet.
Don Cherry (February 5th, 1934) one of the most celebrated tv personalities of the NHL. Known for his impeccable taste in suits, as well as his short career (one night) as a player on the '55 Bruins. Went on to coach the team.
Building a painting from coincidence up. Don Cherry made a surprise appearance (in a tartan pattern suit) at my first Bruins game this past year. My brother, being the hockey player of the family, was beside himself and informed me of Mr. Cherry's importance. Later on, I told him of Don Cherry's great importance to the history of jazz. I mostly enjoy the idea of two Dons and their wildly divergent, yet equally amazing career paths.