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Impression of Emily

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Impression of Emily
I wanted to do a little tribute to the first lady of the jazz guitar but i Couldn't quite figure out how to do it appropriately. In every picture and video tape I ever seen of her there was the guitar with her as if it were part of her physical anatomy. I began with this in mind and began to let my mind wander.and thought that the guitar was more of a spiritual part of her rather than a physical attachment. So I eliminated the guitar and thought of an article I read about her in a 1988 issue of jazz times where it mentioned that she liked it when reviewers would refer to her playing as smooth. I put one of my favourite recordings of her on the headphones and started to draw. I liked the way she always tilted her head to the left with her eyes closed as she trancended into her own musical utopia. Her tragic death at the age of 32 in May 1990 as a result of heart failure was a huge loss not only to the jazz world but of a exceptionally gifted artist. She trancended her art in a unique and smooth way.
Posted by thedayoftimestop on April 18, 2012 Full Size| Slideshow

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