My sorority sister kindly pointed me to this video I’d earlier seen. Fitting as today is the 84th birthday of my late former father in law Grant Green. Happy Birthday, Grant! You’re keeping it funky!
This morning, while I fight with my iPhone (need to go to the Apple Store and get a replacement battery. After that last upgrade, I think this is my last iPhone) I am prepping for class and thinking over so much that has occurred. Thinking through what’s still ahead. And while I sort through it… Continue reading musings
Special thanks to Armen Boladian and Sarah Catlett of Detroit’s Bridgeport for the use of Houston Person’s “Pain” with Grant Green on guitar in “The Grant Green Story.” If you want to hear the song in its entirety under footage from the film, check it out at this link featuring a reenactment of Grant’s final… Continue reading music beneath raw footage of reenactment of final drive for beloved guitarist appropriately titled “Pain”
Since 1994, I have been working on getting a film about the late jazz guitarist Grant Green to the marketplace. In addition to being the most recorded artist for Blue Note, American’s first indie jazz label, he’s the father of my former husband Grant Jr. (not to be confused with his brother Greg who performs… Continue reading Grant Green documentary released – at last
I just received news that a piece I created a few weeks back is part of “Drawing Set,” a group show in the Jefferson Market Branch of the New York Public Library. The exhibit will take place in the library’s Little Underground Gallery. I learned of the submission process via an issue of Esopus, an… Continue reading breaking barriers via art
I had a packed weekend. The feedback at the Edinburgh and final screening of The Grant Green Story jazz documentary was outstanding. It affirmed so much of what I have been thinking about what’s ahead. Seeing the experiences of the most recorded artist for Blue Note Records, America’s first independent jazz label, depicted onscreen… Continue reading masculinity musings & more
I’m going to keep this one brief. Magical time. The movie screening went well – all things considered. Wrong movie file, but it made me commit to some images I thought I wouldn’t use. Had the privilege of meeting the Grant Green of Reykjavik in Petur Halligrimsson and seeing my new friends Ingvar and Mumbi… Continue reading magical times