The Rifftides piece on Monk In North Carolina brought this response from the painter Norman Sasowsky.
I lived in NYC in the 50s and 60s and went to the Five Spot to hear Monk and others. Jazz music had a great influence on my painting and I did a few paintings influenced by my experiences. Visit my web site, if you are interested in seeing them.
I went to his site, was intrigued by Sasowsky’s paintings, then did a web search to learn more about him. Among the items I found was a piece of video with Sasowsky talking about and showing his work. If the expressive development he describes and illustrates seems to parallel the process of creative growth in jazz improvisers, perhaps it is no coincidence. Sasowsky’s choice of the Poulenc clarinet sonata as background music hooked me at the start. To see the video, click here.