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The 6 Th. february last year, I saw an exhibit on Louisiana. The museum presented a selected piece of photos by Jacob Holdts. They are a fascinating story about America through four centuries. About a man with a camera, with a lot of sensitivity and a special kind of closeness.

You will meet a tall dark stranger follows a pair of married couples, Alfie (Hopkins) and Helena (Jones), and their daughter Sally (Watts) and husband Roy (Brolin), as their passions, ambitions, and anxieties lead them into trouble and out of their minds. After Alfie leaves Helena to pursue his lost youth and a free-spirited call girl named Charmaine (Punch), Helena abandons rationality and surrenders her life to the loopy advice of a charlatan fortune teller. Unhappy in her marriage, Sally develops a crush on her handsome art gallery owner boss, Greg (Banderas), while Roy, a novelist nervously awaiting the response to his latest manuscript, becomes moonstruck over Dia (Pinto), a mystery woman who catches his gaze through a nearby window.

It’s written and directed by Woody Allen, who is one of my favorite movie makers.

I listen and play a lot of music, in particular jazz. For my last birthday I got this double record with Art Tatum. By the time, I hadn’t heard more than a number or two. So I was thrilled.

Art Tatum was a genius on the piano. There is no single musical category to put him in – he created something completely new. He didn’t play swing, bebop or Dixieland – Art Tatum played Art Tatum. He took the usual jazz player’s technique when interpreting a classic and turned it upside-down. A jazz musician would normally take the melody of such a piece and improvise on that using underlying chords and song structure, even if the melody became changed so much that it becomes almost unrecognisable form but added twist and turns, changing the rythm, the harmony and even the song structure. Despite this he somehow managed to keed a light, relaxed feel to the piece even though he injected it full of rich flowing runs, arpeggios and rapid fills.

This probably won’t be the last jazz musician your going to hear about from me.

http://www.duke.edu/~njh3/biography.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNAJlqn0nO4&a=GxdCwVVULXcsZHimTf3D8aPgF2CQrmON&list=ML&playnext=1

Hope you enjoy

One of my absolut favorite artists is Richard Avedon, who was a photographer. He died in 2004 . The first time i saw hís work was on an exhibet at Louisiana. (Louisiana is a museum in Humlebæk, Denmark.) I wasn’t older than 12 years, and was just beginning to find photography interesting. His pictures were, and is, so capturing and sensitive in an undefinable way. Richard started out by being a fashion photographer, and kept on doing that in many years. But later on he started making photo art.  All of his photos are almost always in black and white, which is really nice and stylish. A year later, I got my self a single reflecs camera, and started shooting pictures everywere I went. So Richard has been very inspiring to me.

Check him out, he was so talented.
http://www.richardavedon.com/

Enjoy your self