The Oscar Peterson Trio

I found and posted this mural of the Oscar Peterson Trio in 2013. Twenty people saw it.

I was listening to music on my fave music site OANNES. Socrates had posted some music by the great Oscar Peterson. I was thrilled to send him the link to this mural. I was wondering if he could suggest a piece by the Trio featuring Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown and Max Roach.

He responded back saying Max Roach was never in the Oscar Peterson Trio. Ed Thigpen was the drummer, not Max Roach. I did some searching.

Although Max Roach is portrayed in this mural as the drummer, Socrates is correct. I never actually doubted him. The crazy thing is that this mural was on a very well known Canadian music store chain, in Winnipeg. It does not exist anymore.

The building was torn down some years ago, and the mural did not survive despite attempts to keep it whole.

Here is an album cover with the real Oscar Peterson Trio. (Courtesy Creative Commons Licences)

In 1953  producer Norman Granz recorded: STAN GETZ, tenor sax / OSCAR PETERSON, piano / HERB ELLIS, guitar / RAY BROWN, bass / DIZZY GILLESPIE, trumpet & MAX ROACH, drums. The tracks were; EXACTLY LIKE YOU  & IT’S THE TALK OF THE TOWN 

Read about it here on the The Jean-Pierre LeLoir Collection

You can buy the recordings. I didn’t, but I found other Oscar Peterson versions of the two brilliantly chill pieces of music.

 

Pics taken by Resa – February, 2013

Winnipeg, Canada

The artist: Larry Rich

HUGE thank you to OANNES!

Here’s a pic of me taken when I took those pics. Now my hair is grey. Time is a thief!

Turquoise Lion

It’s just a small piece in an alley, and I love it!

He lives midst bits and burners.

The burner (writing) to the right of the lion is by Insight. The face on the far right is an Elicsr.

Pics taken by Resa – December 21, 2022

Toronto , Canada

The Artist:

Unsigned, but a guess would be Nick Sweetman

Honestly, I always thought the name of this song was “Lion Eyes”. I’ve used it on a post before, and I was sure it was “Lion Eyes”. Guess I hear and see what I want to.

 

Elephant on a Ball

Elephants are dignified gentle giants.

Why would anyone want to teach them to stand on a ball?

This brass sculpture has replaced a Henry Moore that was out front of the AGO for almost 40 years.

Acclaimed contemporary artist Brian Jungen, from British Columbia designed it as a poetic tribute to the plight of creatures in captivity.

To read about this sculpture click on the pic below.

Pics taken by Resa – December 21, 2022

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

CLOSE UP DETAIL

Below is the Henry Moore it replaced.

I Waited 10 Years!

On my first visit to Graffiti Alley, this beauty was one of the first works of art I laid eyes on.

As you can see, she was in a frost fence prison. Not only is the fence 6′ high, there is a locked gate keeping all out.

This is the main reason she has lasted 10 years, without being tagged.

I always check when I go to the alley. For 10 years the gate has been locked. I never tried climbing the fence. There’s always people behind a big glass window.

On my latest trip to Graffiti Alley, there was something going on in the alley, like some kind of surveying. 

THE GATE WAS OPEN! To allow the surveyors room to do their thing.

I could see people behind the window, but this was my big break! I entered and shot like a maniac, fast, furious then fled.

I could feel the eyes upon me. I never shot so fast in my graffiti daze.

Pics taken by Resa – November 8, 2022 & prior.

Toronto, Canada

The artist:

 

Birdo Birds

Obviously I was thrilled to find this!

Fresh paint by Birdo, a fave of mine, and one of the very first street artists I ever met.

Timothy Price is the only person I know who has a parrot…2 parrots I believe.

How could I not think of him when I discovered this?

Pics taken by Resa – November 8, 2022

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

Cat on a Book

I saw this from across the street. I shouted, “it’s a cat! People stared.

I dedicate this post to some of the many cats  I’ve met on WordPress. If you click on their name, you will go to their mom or dad’s blog.

Emily & Bagheera

Spunkie Poo 💋, Sasha, Silver, Marble, Loki, Glenda & Gwendolyn

Ricky & Misty

Ava & Chloe (my niece Sherrie’s cats – no link)

Pretty Kitty & Nigel

Thought I’d show the part around the small corner.

Pics taken by Resa – November 7, 2022

Toronto, Canada

The artists:

Dudeman does the skulls. If these aren’t his skulls, he is being plagiarized.

The cat could be Bacon. He’ does beautiful cats, and he and Dudeman had a mural on this same fence. I think they painted over it.

OMG! There’s a spirit coming out of the mural!