Lester Young is breathing
Tempera and fluorescent pigments on canvas. 2011. 70 х 70 cm
Lester Young was first jazz musician who I’ve heard. I was 14 years old and I was very impressed by this tape. I was listening to this tape over and over again. I liked more than everything else “Polka dots and Moonbeams” and I even drew piece called same that time.
I feel that Lester had a very big heart. When he was blowing his horn, music was mixing with all love and excitement he has which was moving by spiral off his heart. Then it went through his sax and filled all space around him with his kindness and at that moment true beautiful music was born. His playing was so smooth that you start to hear not just sax play, it’s like his heart was playing…
Photo in usual and black light