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Friday, May 13, 2011

THE BRUBECK EFFECT



This quilt was my entry in the Voices of Inspiration juried show at Waverly House.  It was accepted and sold the first evening at the artists' reception.  I didn't get a good picture of it so I need to head to Waverly and get a better one. 

My introduction to jazz was a Dave Brubeck concert at Drury University in 1964.  I can still remember the unexpected joy of listening to him play.  I bought a book of his work and attempted to play some of his songs on the piano off and on for many years.  When I saw him play the second time I was up close where I could see the size of his hands.  They were huge.  After that I realized I could never hit those chords with my wee hands but I still had a good time trying.

4 comments:

Judys Fiber Art said...

Brubeck would be proud to see this homage to his inspirational influence. Although this piece looks very good in the photo, it does not compare with just how impressive it is in person.

Jan said...

Lovely piece, Roberta! Very moving just like jazz. Congratulations on your sale, too.

VIVid Artist said...

I love my Brubeck.........

VIVid Artist said...

I love my Brubeck