Inspired By Jazz Musician John Coltrane – “Dial Africa”

The black and white painting below titled “Dial Africa” –  was influenced by the great jazz saxophonist John Coltrane.
Painted on paper using black and white acrylic, ink and liquid wax.

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“Black and white are absolute.
They express the most delicate vibration,
the most profound tranquility, and unlimited profundity”.

John William Coltrane was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and later was at the forefront of free jazz.

He was prolific, organizing at least fifty recording sessions as a leader during his recording career, and appeared as a sideman on many other albums, notably with trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk.

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“Over all, I think the main thing a musician would like to do is give a picture to the listener of the many wonderful things that he knows of and senses in the universe. . .

There is never any end… There are always new sounds to imagine; new feelings to get at. And always, there is the need to keep purifying these feelings and sounds so that we can really see what we’ve discovered in its pure state. – John Coltrane

Over all, I think the main thing a musician would like to do is give a picture to the listener of the many wonderful things that he knows of and senses in the universe. . . That’s what I would like to do.I think that’s one of the greatest things you can do in life and we all try to do it in some way. The musicians is through his music. – John Coltrane

That’s what I would like to do. I think that’s one of the greatest things you can do in life and we all try to do it in some way. The musician’s is through his music”. – John Coltrane

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