Music // Thursday, June 11, 2015
I was saddened to learn the news this morning of the passing of free jazz pioneer and legend Ornette Coleman. He was in my opinion one of the single most important figures in the brave exploration of sound and new music. I first heard his beautiful music in high school as a young punk. And honestly, It changed me forever. It opened me up to hearing in a totally new way and has led to many other creative paths in art and music...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 31, 2013
Sandow Birk, featured in our January 2013 issue, just completed two murals with his wife Elyse Pignolet for the new SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco. In typical highly detailed style, Birk and Pignolet created the murals using hand-made, hand-painted ceramic tiles. Birk has a bunch of work in various exhibitions this year, but definitely worth checking out the new center and Birk and Pignolet's mural contributions.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 29, 2010
A few years ago (January 2008), we featured the great Jazz and Classical album cover artist, some call the "Original Album Cover Artist," Alex Steinweiss. In 1938, as a 23-year old, Steinweiss transformed the music industry that had previously sold records in blain brown paper sleeves. Steinweiss made the music come alive with coinciding artwork that reflected the music and mood that was found on vinyl. Some classic Steinweiss work after ther jump . . .