ever since my part-time job in the west village for a jazz record shop in the 90s, i’ve loved this kind of music. especially bebop. smalls was the first place I started frequenting, with my pen and notebook. that’s because I was in art school at the time and always had these materials with me. i drew. i drew jazz. and over the years that i kept on drawing jazz, especially at jam sessions and almost always if the mood felt like being in the room invited participation. well, what can i say. i say, ‘i play. i play pen.’

the image above is a drawing i had made for the cd disc of gunslinging bird, a band from oslo. i drew it while listening, at a live show.