paintings by george mcclements

"Katrina's Eyes" "
(homage to Christian Scott)
60 " x 36" - 2010

"Iko Iko "
(homage to James "Sugar Boy" Crawford & the MardiGras Indians)
60" x 36"
- 2010

"Blueberry Hill"
(homage to Fats Domino)
30" x 24" - 2009


"The River is Waiting"
(homge to Irma Thomas)
36" x 48" - 2008
"Blues After Sunset""
(homage toHenry Butler)
48" x 36" - 2007
"Rampard Street Blues"
(homage to New Orleans)
30" x 24"
- 2007
"In Walked Monk"
(homage to Wynton Marsalis)
36" x 48"
- 2008
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  In the the Fall of 1955 when I came to NYC and played with the Charles Mingus Quintet, not only musicians came to hear us. There were people from every walk of ife, including visual artists, who always told us that they felt this great spontanious indefinable music known as jazz gave them hope, energy, inspiration and endless ideas of how to be creative. I told the master artist Franz Kline, when he invited me to his sudio after an all night jam session at the Five Spot, that we should have a show, called "See the Music, Hear the Paintings"
George McClement's own work and love of this music. is a continuation of this spirit. It is a pleasuer to be on his friend's list, kowing that he is an ambassador for this great music. Like all who support this music, he is part of the band!
David Amram