[JPL] 2012 JAM poster choice

Doug Crane dcrane at comcast.net
Wed Mar 14 12:10:25 EDT 2012

I don't think anyone has  pointed it out but t his year's poster of Sinatra is nothing more than a cropped version of the Leroy Neiman painting used as the cover for the first "Duets" CD back in 1994.  That probably saved some money! 

I believe that the Neiman paintings for prior year JAM posters were both commissioned for that purpose: 2006 (Ellington) and 2010 (Brubeck). 

Also: i f you search the Smithsonian site you'll find downloads available of all prior year posters, each as a *.pdf (more recent) or *.jpg (older).  We've got a pretty fair sized HP plotter at my day job's office.  I've printed a couple of them and have used them to decorate my office.  Or rather my cubicle. 

Doug Crane 

dcrane at comcast.net 

KUVO Denver 89.3FM 

----- Original Message -----

From: EdBride at aol.com 
To: jazzproglist at jazzweek.com 
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 9:04:30 AM 
Subject: Re: [JPL] 2012 JAM poster choice 

This whole thing would be solved if the Smithy decided not to  use 
identifiable jazz people, but instead use iconic poses. You know: most  jazzers can 
recognize Mingus at his instrument without even seeing his face. So,  the 
painting could be faceless, or at least "representative." Ditto Tatum, ditto   
Cat Anderson. That is, the viewer doesn't have to say "I think that's Cat   
Anderson, the guy from Ellington." But from a distance, the painting shouts 
(or  should I say "screeches") "Jazz." 

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