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Jazz As Art


From the album Emergence by Sue Richardson


When you listen to music, you sometimes conjure images in your mind. Our Jazz As Art series invites you to listen to a piece of jazz and as it plays, scroll down the page and see which of the pieces of art I have chosen comes closest to the pictures in your mind. Hopefully, this will introduce you to recordings and art works you might not have spent time with before.


Sue Richardson 

Photograph courtesy of Brian O'Connor, Images Of Jazz


At this time of the year, a tune from trumpeter Sue Richardson's album, Emergence, always comes to mind. I think that her recording of Winter is a beautiful tune, beautifully played, saying no matter how cold it might be outside, for most of us there is warmth waiting somewhere. Its peacefulness at this time during winter 2020/21 is particularly poignant.

Sue Richardson and her pianist/producer husband Neal are based on the UK's south coast where Neal has established six jazz venues, but of course in 2020 and during this winter they have struggled to carry on producing live music. Neal talked to me about it in a Tea Break (click here), but undeterred, Neal and Sue have continued live-streaming an excellent, relaxed 'Splash Point Jazz Show' each week with Oz Dechaine on double bass and Alex Eberhard on drums. I had suggested that with winter coming Sue might play Winter again, and on December 17th she obliged along with a lovely improvisation on the tune - click here to view that gig on YouTube and for details on how to tune in each week. Winter is played from around 36 minutes into the programme.

Click here for Sue's website.

So, play the music below, look at the paintings I have chosen to go with the track and see which you think might fit the mood best ....... (I think this only works if you spend time with each painting or scroll through them a couple of times).








Claude Monet


Claude Monet The Magpie








Gary Bunt


Gary Bunt painting








Max Ginsberg


Max Ginsberg painting







Henry John Dobson


Henry John Dobson painting







Victoria Crowe


Victoria Crowe painting








Richard Lithgow


Richard Lithgow painting









Gustave Courbet


Gustave Courbet painting









Jacquie Gouveia



acquie Gouveia painting








Vincent Van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Old Man At The Fireside








Émile Eisman-Semenowsky


Émile Eisman-Semenowsky  painting







Christine Long


Christine Long painting








Todd M. Casey


Todd M. Casey painting







Marlene Robbins


Marlene Robbins painting


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