The Jazz.com Blog
August 05, 2009 · 0 comments
Some months back, I devoted this space to a celebration of jazz tattoos. (Check it out here). John Rogers, a photographer, musician and jazz aficionado, was featured in that article, and he now shares with us more of his jazz-oriented body art. He is a true one-man-band with the makings of a dream ensemble vividly depicted on his epidermis.
First up, here is Charlie Parker.
And here is Lester Young, from several angles.
And wherever there is Prez, Lady Day is nearby.
And finally, trumpeter Clifford Brown.
Future additions to this dream band? John is considering Jeanne Lee, Max Roach, Coleman Hawkins and Yusef Lateef.
And Jack Lefton sends us this photo of a John Coltrane tattoo, circa A Love Supreme.
Downbeat eat your heart out. This is one area of jazz coverage where we have staked out a leadership position. Dang, we may even conduct a readers & critics poll to determine TDWR (Tattoos Deserving Wider Recognition).
This blog article posted by Ted Gioia.