Archive for December 14, 2014

Parisian Thoroughfare

Posted in Jazz with tags , on December 14, 2014 by telescoper

Ahead of my short trip to Paris tomorrow, of which more anon, I thought I’d post this wonderful performance by quintessential bebop pianist Bud Powell of his own composition, Parisian Thoroughfare. This track comes from the same B;ue Note album The Amazing Bud Powell as the version of Over The Rainbow I posted recently, which is one of the most played on my iPod. I hope you like this,

Art Quiz

Posted in Art with tags , on December 14, 2014 by telescoper


I have acquired (for safe keeping) the plaster-cast portrait bust shown in the above image. Anyone care to guess (a) who it is and (b) which artist made it? Hint: there is a physics theme….

Answers through the comments box please!