david crowell jazz
My nephew, jazz composer and sax player David Crowell--along with his ensemble-- have released their first CD, Spectrum
, on the Innova label, which describes it thus: New York City-based saxophonist and composer David Crowell fuses strictly notated composition with jazz and ambient improvisation. A love for the music of composers Steve Reich, Philip Glass and John Zorn merges with his roots in jazz and improvised music to create a focused and original sound. Satisfying for its diversity but coherent in its message, Spectrum travels a vivid emotional landscape.
I have been playing it over and over in my studio, and find something fresh with every listening.
I was really pleased when David asked if he could use my paintings as cover and insert art for the CD. It is a great fit, and an honor for me to have a part in this. It's actually the second time that David and I have collaborated--his music is featured on the YouTube video
of me painting and discussing my work.
Below are two other views of the album--showing the back cover and one of the insert pages. David's mother, my sister in law, Dee Hunt, did the design--