David Sherr’s comment on the Jimmy Rowles drawing of Art Tatum in the post below included mention of Rowles’s George Shearing drawing. He offered to share it, but it is not possible to include pictures with comments as it is in posts by the Rifftides staff, so here’s a new exhibit of Jimmy’s wit, wisdom and sketch ability. Thanks to David Sherr, Charlie Shoemake and Bill Crow, all of whom submitted the drawing from their collections. Pictured left, Sir George being knighted by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace in 2007 and below, portrayed by Rowles, one of his biggest fans.
While we’re at it, why not listen to Rowles? Here he is with one of his favorite duet partners, Al Cohn, on tenor saxophone, from their increasingly rare 1977 album Heavy Love.