JaZzArt in Miami…Those Were the Days, my friend…

(Playing the bass with the lads of AJA at the Merrick Festival in Coral Gables (Miami), Florida)
Hope you like the song and the images…

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JaZzArt en Valencia: http://www.ArtPal.com/rfbravo1155

Piano Jazz by AJA: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/aja

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Telephone Line…

Resultado de imagen de electric light orchestra
(Pinterest image)

Does anyone even remember a telephone line?

Well, I do remember Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) and always loved them. They were the closest thing to the Beatles when there were no more Beatles (except on records, naturally)…

I think this is one of the best renditions of my favourite ELO song. Hope you like it…

DARKNESS SUBLIME…

(During Jazz Fest in New Orleans…All Rights Reserved)

With all my love for New Orleans and for Jazz Fest! The song is for New Orleans and the artwork is from my years in the US…there are still some pieces that I will never sell and still keep with me, but many others are still available at Omnia Caelum Valencia.

Let me know what you think…

INSTAGRAM: @Francisco_Bravo_Cabrera

Jazz by AJA: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/aja

JaZzArt en Valencia: http://www.ArtPal.com/rfbravo1155

THANKS!!!

My East River, New York…

(The East River, Manhattan, foto property of FBC, C.2019 All Rights Reserved)

For me there is always something magical, mystical, special, enchanting et cetera et cetera about a body of water, especially a large one, even though it is a river. Such a body of water is the East River in New York City.

Running alongside of it is Franklin Delano Roosevelt East River Drive that will take you up to Harlem, passing in front of such places as the United Nations…

From Manhattan to Brooklyn, you can cross this river through the Brooklyn Bridge, an historic icon and a beautiful structure. The Brooklyn Bridge was built in 1883…

The Manhattan Bridge and the Williamsburg Bridge will also get you to Brooklyn or from Brooklyn to Manhattan…

There are also tunnels…

From Manhattan to Queens, you can cross via the 59th Street Bridge, and the Robert F. Kennedy Triborough Bridge as well as tunnels such as the Queens Midtown Tunnel…

(The East River, Manhattan, foto property of FBC, C.2019 All Rights Reserved)

There is also a beautiful river walk that starts at the 59th Street Bridge and takes you all the way uptown to Harlem…

(The East River, Manhattan, foto property of FBC, C.2019 All Rights Reserved)

I loved my morning walks uptown from Mid-Town Manhattan…you get a feeling of strong energy and peace, it’s like a moving relaxed-concentration state and it is all due to the power of that river…

New York is one of the most wonderful places I have ever lived in…I love the energy, the spirit the excitement of the city. And it is beautiful! It is kept as a jewel. New York reflects the true spirit of America. It is a melting pot where you find people from all parts of the world working together, developing their business, their life, their art and their hope for the future. They are all different in many ways but all agree on one thing, their undying love for New York. If you have ever lived in New York you will always be a New Yorker and if you’ve ever visited you will never forget it!

(The East River, Manhattan, foto property of FBC, C.2019 All Rights Reserved)

C.2019, Francisco Bravo Cabrera, Valencia, Spain, 29 NOV 19, All Rights Reserved.

If you liked what you saw and read, I would greatly appreciate if you would hit that like button as well as share and follow and I would like to know your feelings and experience about New York, the Big Apple!

You can see my artwork on INSTAGRAM @Francisco_Bravo_Cabrera

and my JaZzArt en Valencia, paintings and drawings of 2019 at http://www.ArtPal.com/rfbravo1155

For my Jazz Music, the Abstract Jazz Arrangement, (AJA), please visit http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/aja

and you can also check out my YouTube channel

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JaZzArt en Miami 2017 en los Tiempos de Bodo Vespaciano

(Nuestro jardín junto al Océano Atlántico en Miami Beach, foto de FBC, C.2019, Derechos Reservados, All Rights Reserved)

Bodo Vespaciano fue mi nom d’artist de 2003 al 2018 cuando di por terminado ese proyecto. Pero el arte de esos tiempos tiene vigencia y continuidad y no piede ni ha perdido valor…

JaZzArt comenzó en Omnia Caelum Studios of Art Miami y bajo el sello de Bodo Vespaciano…estos son algunos de esos dibujos que ahora forman parte de Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia. Espero que os guste…

Música original que compuse en 2008 en Miami Beach…

Todos los cuadros y dibujos en el vídeo son originales y muchos siguen disponibles en Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia (OCSV)…

Si os gusta, darle al like, compartir y seguidme, en YouTube también y en INSTAGRAM @Francisco_Bravo_Cabrera

Gracias…

i REALLY don’t KNOW the Reason…

Featuring “Evil People” the song/video clip that I did quite a while ago with AJA, the Abstract Jazz Arrangement (www.cdbaby.com/cd/aja and http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/aja2)

Hope you enjoy the images and the paintings that I did during the early years…you might recognise a few that I’ve featured in posts on this blog.

The name “Evil People” comes from the name of a restaurant/club that existed in Miami in the 1970’s. The place was made to look like an ancient castle, with little flames of light coming out of tiny windows high up on walls made to look like thick stone battlements…anyways, here’s the song, please tell me what you think…and if you like it, hit that like, share and follow…

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And so this is Jazz Art? Maybe it’s Another Path?

(“Bass & Dancer” oil/acrylic on canvas, 100x90cm Private Collection, Spain, image protected C.2019 All Rights Reserved, Derechos Reservados)
(“June Skies Miami” Private Collection Miami, image C.2019 All Rights Reserved, D. R.)

THE ROAD BEFORE US IS ANOTHER PATH…

Racing through a rocky path,

we’re not as fast as sparrows in flight,

nor can we navigate so easily around, below and above obstacles…

But we can see,

if we really try,

the road before us…

I think I chose to be a “jazz” painter because of my love of jazz. Wow! That was a hard one to reckon! No, it may seem easy, but nothing in life is too easy and what appears to be easy may be more difficult than imagined. Perhaps we are only looking at one layer of the onion? But if an onion is made of layers, what happens to the onion when we have peeled off all the layers? Nothing. What happens to a hamburger when you eat it?

Transformation is the essence of the universe and of humankind. Jazz is transformation because the notes, the sounds, they rhythms that are in your head are never the ones that go through the nerve endings, synapses et cetera to get to your fingers to get to the piano, the guitar, bass or the horn. They’ve been transformed and when you realise what you are playing, then you transform that into something else. Incredible! That’s Jazz!

I try to accomplish that transformation in my paintings because the same phaenomenon takes place. The image in your mind’s eye is never the one that turns up on your canvas or paper. It is transformed and then you let the process continue, allowing the elements of the composition to do their thing and create the work. That is the magic of improvisation!

Cheers!

If you would like to see more of my work, as I finish one I post it, follow me on Instagram @Francisco_Bravo_Cabrera

and for my 2019 “JaZzArt en Valencia” collection, visit http://www.ArtPal.com/rfbravo1155

For AJA music, check out http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/aja

THANKS!

When We Was Fab…no, not really, just AJA…

(Photo property of FBC, C.2019, All Rights Reserved)

AJA stands for the “Abstract Jazz Arrangement”. It was an idea I had way back in 2002. I wanted to make a “band” that would not have permanent members, that it would be made with players that would come together for a project and then leave and make room for more…

So, at first, I went for a “world beat” type of sound, of course, integrating the elements of “jazz” within the structure of the songs. I got together with a very good percussionist and a bass player I had met in Miami…

This is “YaYa” recorded back in 1999 in North Miami, Florida. Later I decided to create a small video clip with photos and with my artwork, reflecting the spirit of New Orleans. We did three songs, which you can get a taste of at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/aja2 The CD with three songs was released in 2012…

This is “YaYa” (For New Orleans)

You can check out more at my YouTube channel. And if you would like to see more of my artwork, please follow me on Instagram @Francisco_Bravo_Cabrera and for more of AJA, check out http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/aja

THANKS!