* JAZZ * featuring Sidney Bechet
In the opening of 'Midnight in Paris', the beautiful soprano saxophone piece 'Si tu vois ma Mére' (if you see my Mother) was composed and played by the great Sidney Bechet. He loved Jazz, New Orleans, Chicago, New York, Paris and Antibes ... Antibes - so much that he was 'King for a Day' and married in Antibes amidst great fanfare.
Dans les Rues d'Antibes • detail
Special acknowledgment and deepest appreciation to the great Woody Allen ... you reached into my heart when you wrote 'Midnight in Paris'. Congratulations on your Golden Globe and Academy Award. It would be with great anticipation and excitement to see you and the 'Woody Allen New Orleans Jazz Band' in the beautiful Café Carlyle ... one can only hope N'est-ce pas ?
'THE PLEASURES OF LIFE"
My first showing of this Jazz series - and additional paintings - will be in my upcoming solo exhibition on the ground floor in the fantastic 'One Gateway Center' skyscraper in Newark, NJ (scheduled for the month of April). If you're in New York City, just take the PATH train ... opening reception details to follow ...
Dans les Rues d'Antibes
1 meter x 80 cm