Drawings

A New Tune

A New Tune

Framed: 22 3/8″ x 19 5/16″

This is the artwork of African American artist Philemon Reid of Vancouver Washington
Price: $450.00 (Matted & Framed)

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Akbar’s Trio

The Akbar's Trio

Image size: 4 1/2″x5 15/16″
Paper size: 9 7/8″x13 7/8″

This is the artwork of African American artist Philemon Reid of Vancouver Washington
This is a Limited Edition Print in an edition of 50 at $200.00 each unframed(Signed and numbered)

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Bennie Maupin (w/The DePriest Project)

Bennie Maupin (w/The DePriest Project

Framed: 14 1/4″ x 17 1/4″

This is the artwork of African American artist Philemon Reid of Vancouver Washington

Private Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Lowell Goldman of Vancouver Washington

Blues At The Note

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Artwork: 7 1/2″ x 11 1/4″

Private Collection of Marvin Whitmore Vancouver, WA

Blues Jam Session at Cozy’s

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Artwork: 5 3/8″ x 9 3/4″

This is the artwork of African American artist Philemon Reid of Vancouver Washington
Price: $410.00 (Framed)

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Farnell Newton (w/The DePriest Project)

Farnell

Framed: 14 1/4″ x 17 1/4″

This is the artwork of African American artist Philemon Reid of Vancouver Washington

Private Collection

Jazz on The Corner

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Artwork image size : 8 3/4″ x 7 1/4″
Overall size: 12″ x 9″

This is the artwork of African American artist Philemon Reid of Vancouver Washington

Private Collection of Marvin Whitmore Vancouver WA

Juke Joint

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Framed: 24 3/4″ x 22 1/4″

This is the artwork of African American artist Philemon Reid of Vancouver, Washington
Price: $700.00 (Quadruple Matted & Framed)

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Study for Blues Jam Session

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Artwork: 3″ x 5 1/2″

This is the artwork of African American artist Philemon Reid of Vancouver Washington
Price: $410.00 (Framed)

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Sunday Morning Blues

Sunday Morning Blues

Framed: 22 1/4″ x 19 5/16″

This is the artwork of African American artist Philemon Reid of Vancouver Washington
Price: $450.00 (Matted & Framed)

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The Drummer In Blue

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Framed: 17 1/4″ x 17 1/4″

This is the artwork of African American artist Philemon Reid of Vancouver Washington
Price: $425.00 (Matted & Framed)

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We Be Drumming

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Artwork: 10″ x 24″

This is the artwork of African American artist Philemon Reid of Vancouver Washington
Price: $635.00 (Framed)

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BlackUSA History

Despite being born a slave on May 16, 1855, Major Richard Robert Wright, Sr. was a post-reconstruction pioneer and trailblazer, who made remarkable contributions in education, banking, politics, publishing, journalism, real estate, and civic affairs. Among his many accomplishments, he founded a high school, a college, and a bank; and owned several newspapers. He also founded the National Freedom Day Association, and worked toward establishing a national day to commemorate freedom for all people.

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The Rainbow PUSH Coalition is the product of a social justice movement that grew out of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's (SCLC) Operation Breadbasket. Founded by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Operation Breadbasket sought to combine theology and social justice, and to effect progressive economic, educational, and social policy in America. In 1966, Dr. King appointed Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. to serve as the first director of Operation Breadbasket in Chicago, IL.

“Mark Ruffin’s Bebop Fairy Tales captures the heart and soul of the American experience during the 20th century with humor, wit and accuracy, just like the solos of the jazz musicians he uses as his artistic muse. It’s the best kind of history: poetic, noetic and hip.”– Ben Sidran, Musician, Broadcaster, Author of “The Ballad […]

Charles Richard Drew (3 June 1904 - 1 April 1950) was an American physician, surgeon and medical researcher. He researched in the field of blood transfusions, developing improved techniques for blood storage, and applied his expert knowledge to developing large-scale blood banks early in World War II. This allowed medics to save thousands of lives of the Allied forces.

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Bridget 'Biddy' Mason Nurse, Philanthropist

William Purvis of Philadelphia invented and patented improvements to the fountain pen in 1890. William Purvis made several improvements to the fountain pen in order to make a “more durable, inexpensive, and better pen to carry in the pocket.” Purvis used an elastic tube between the pen nib and the ink reservoir that used a suction […]

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“Mark Ruffin’s Bebop Fairy Tales captures the heart and soul of the American experience during the 20th century with humor, wit and accuracy, just like the solos of the jazz musicians he uses as his artistic muse. It’s the best kind of history: poetic, noetic and hip.”– Ben Sidran, Musician, Broadcaster, Author of “The Ballad […] ...

Maysa holds unique status in the world of R&B/Jazz. Her incomparably lush, sensuous vocals have garnered her legions of loyal, loving fans. As featured vocalist of the UK super group Incognito, core member of Stevie Wonder’s Wonderlove and, of course, through her own albums and concerts, Maysa has been thrilling R&B and Jazz audiences for […] ...

2013 release from the veteran Jazz outfit. A Rise In The Road is indeed an appropriate title for a time-honored ensemble that has never been fearful of facing newer musical horizons, not to mention the myriad challenges of life itself. Produced by Ferrante, Mintzer and Kennedy, A Rise In The Road stands shoulder-to-shoulder with their […] ...

Larry Corban’s debut trio recording was created in the company of bassist Harvie S (#1 CD on Billboard Charts 2013, “Witchcraft” duo with Kenny Barron) and drummer Steve Williams (Shirley Horn’s drummer for 25 years). The essence of this band can be described as “the sound of Wes Montgomery playing Countdown in 5/4 with the […] ...

Bobby McFerrin brings it all back home with his new album, spirityouall, re-imagining Americana with beloved spirituals and original songs. Bobby invites us along on his everyday search for grace, wisdom, and freedom, embracing bluegrass and the baroque, heartfelt lyrics and wordless melodies, joy and sorrow. He throws some unexpected new ingredients into the melting […] ...

But Beautiful is Brandon Bernstein’s debut CD as a bandleader. The CD features  ten jazz standards performed by Brandon on guitar, legendary bassist Putter Smith (formally with Thelonious Monk) and one of Los Angeles finest drummers, Kendall Kay. On But Beautiful the trio takes standards we all know, and love and reinterpret them, infusing the tracks […] ...

With new song offerings from Alan Sparhawk of Low, Nick Lowe, and three new Jeff Tweedy originals, One True Vine is at once a darker and more uplifting album than its Grammy-winning predecessor, You Are Not Alone. Anchored by reinventions of two ’70s classics – Funkadelic’s ‘Can You Get To That?’ and the Staple Singer’s […] ...

Any time that Grammy winning bassist, composer,arranger and bandleader Christian McBride steps into the studio or onto a stage he plays what could be called “people music,” but it’s a particularly apt title for the second release by his hard-swinging acoustic quintet Inside Straight. Four years after Kind of Brown, the band’s acclaimed debut album, […] ...

Getting to the Downbeat… ” Why produce a Jazz recording with the Muck? The answer is the inertia of a chance meeting. More than ten years ago, when relocating to California to head the jazz program at CSU, Fullerton, Glenn Cashman and I were simultaneously out and about viewing dwelling spaces. We arrived at the […] ...

Robin Bessier’s debut album, Other Side of Forever is a musical journey — a kaleidoscope of musical influences and philosophical perspectives, including five never-before recorded originals, and fresh takes on a few select jazz standards. Bessier’s crystalline vocals are met with lush arrangements that include all six members of the band on-deck; small combos that […] ...