Friday, December 12, 2008

Charlie "the Bird" Parker

I shot this amazing tribute to Charlie "The Bird"Parker in his hometown of Kansas City ,Missouri home of the American Jazz Museum which housed this amazing sculpture.

It was a pleasure considering I had a phrase in reference to him in the poem which was also the name of the exhibit "If Jazz was a Color?"

By Jacquelyn Hughes Mooney©98

I f jazz was a color, what color would it be?

Blue as in 'mo better?
Cobalt, azure teal,
Sapphired, indigoed midnight sky?

If jazz was a'll fire up red hot!
Cinnamon salsa, mustard tinged lavender lace.
Improvising multiple patterned hues & blues..


Effortless blacks & whites!
Shading elegant brocades in smoky velvet

Billie, Sarah, Duke.
Fly a way Bird!
Groove on Wash- ing- ton!
(No Kenny G here)!

Miles awake,
Miles high!
Miles wide

Colors erupting like a Cannonball!
If jazz was a color, the color would be what the eyes see...
Blue! As in mo betta
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