07 febrero 2015

Chet Baker

Drawing of the trumpet player and singer Chet Baker, on a wood board (93x45cm).
Listen to Baker's masterpiece "But Not For Me": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_f_mMJAezM
Dibuix del trompetista i cantant Chet Baker sobre fusta (93x45cm) .
Us recomano que escolteu la gravació de Baker del tema "But Not For Me": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_f_mMJAezM

"They're writing songs of love, but not for me.
A lucky star's above, but not for me.
With love to lead the way
I've found more clouds of grey
Than any Russian play could guarantee.

I was a fool to fall and get that way.
Heigh-ho! Alas! And also, lack-a-day!
Although I can't dismiss the memory of her kiss,
I guess she's not for me

06 enero 2015

Miles: Birth Of The Cool


Miles Davis's nonet featuring several notable musicians as JJ Johnson (tbn), Lee Konitz (a sax), Gerry Mulligan (b sax) or Max Roach (dr). Cool music marked a major development in post-bebop jazz consisted of innovative accuracy arrangements influenced by classical music techniques such as polyphony. Listen to it!

El nonet de Miles Davis amb músics importants com JJ Johnson (tb), Lee Konitz (a sax), Gerry Mulligan (b sax) o Max Roach (dr). La música Cool va ser l'estil musical més important després del bebop i va consistir en arranjaments precisos i innovadors influenciats per tècniques de múisca clàssica com la polifonia. Escolteu-lo!

28 diciembre 2014

Counting Off Group

Drawing for the young jazz quintet from Girona, Counting Off Group. Listen to their swing christmas songs: https://soundcloud.com/miquel-casademont/sets/christmas-swing 
You could follow them on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CountingoffGroup

Happy 2015! 

Dibuix dedicat al jove quintet de jazz de Girona, Counting Off Group. No us perdeu les seves versions de nadales a ritme de swing: https://soundcloud.com/miquel-casademont/sets/christmas-swing
Els podeu seguir a la seva pàgina de facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CountingoffGroup

Feliç 2015!

Testing color

Testing watercolour wax crayon. Listen to two magnific tunes of classic jazz, which are from the documentary "Jazz '34: Remembrances of Kansas City Swing".

Provant ceres aquarelables. Us deixo amb dues perles de jazz clàssic, del documental "Jazz '34: Remembrances of Kansas City Swing".

Moten Swing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BU_27g4pi9Y
Final Tenor Batlle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltmwT7AktnA

29 noviembre 2014


Singer's sketching. Recipt: black carton-paper, white charcoal and a rubber. Cook all ingredients over medium heat during 30 minutes, it will be greater if during the proces you are listening to Billie Holiday or Sarah Vaughan.

Dibuix d'una a cantant. Recepta: cartolina negra, carbonet blanc i una goma. Cuina tots els ingredients a mig foc durant 30 minuts, quedarà millor si durant el procés escoltes música de Billie Holiday o Sarah Vaughan. 

Miles Davis

Miles Davis. The master. The man who changed jazz music four times: bebop, hardbop, cool and fusion. Insinuating sound, simple sensitive beautiful improvisations. This pic is special, it was made in three recycled pieces of porexpan I found and a black pen-maker.
A sample of his cool-jazz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znKb7_I45yQ

Miles Davis. El mestre. L'home que va canviar la música jazz quatre vegades: bebop, hardbop, cool i fusió. So insinuant, impovitzacions boniques, simples i sensibles. Aquest dibuis és especial, està fet amb tres peces reciclades de porexpan que vaig trobar i un retolador negre. Una mostra del seu cool-jazz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znKb7_I45yQ

Amy Winehouse

Portarit of my favourite singer, Amy Winehouse. I drawed it after death in 2011 as a tribute in a white fabric with a pen-maker. I really like it. I link three of  my favourite songs she recorded, I hope you like it:

Retrat de la meva cantant preferida, Amy Winehouse. El vaig dibuixar despres de la seva mort el 2011, com a tribut, amb tela blanca i retolador negre. M'agrada molt. Adjunto tres links de les cançons que va gravar que més m'agraden:

Lullaby of Birdland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOPD-yndwMQ
Valerie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_EADBnXjXc
Tears Dry on Their Own: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojdbDYahiCQ


Sketching time, seeking ideas with charcoal. Inspired by Esperanza Spalding, listen to her Body&Soul version, it's excel·lent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Pyz76KlHqk

Fent esbossos, buscant idees amb carbonet. Inspirat en Esperanza Spalding, escolteu la seva versió de Body&Soul, és molt bona: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Pyz76KlHqk


Detailed drawing of a owl, it took me so much hours to finish it. I made it with diferent pencils.

Dibuix detallat d'un mussol, vaig estar-hi bastantes hores per acabar-lo. Vaig utilitzar llapis de diferents dureses. 

Saxophone Shape

My first big painting (it's about 120x60 cm). It was made with pen-maker in a old bed sheet I found at home.

El meu primer dibuix gran (uns 120x60 cm). Fet amb rotulador sobre un llençol vell que vaig trobar per casa.

Ella Fitzgerald

Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald, in my opinion the best jazz-woman singer. Amazing vocal tecnique. If you don't trust me, listen this song and then tell me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoT4CC0O-Xk
Painted with pencil and charcoal in a white carton paper.

Retrat d'Ella Fitzgerald, per mi la millor cantant de jazz. Impressionant tècnica vocal, si no em creieu escolteu aquesta cançó: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoT4CC0O-Xk
Pintat amb llapis i carbonet sobre cartolina blanca.


My first serious paint. It was made with acrylic paints my parents give me as a birthday present, in 2007. I really love it, it is one of my favourite painting.

La meva primera pintura de veritat. Feta amb pintures acríliques que els meus pares em van regalar pel meu aniversari l'any 2007. M'agrada molt, és una de les meves pintures prefeides.