Billie Holiday
I was drawn in by Billie Holiday's heart-wrenching vocals. Although she could barley sing over one octave, her genius was her ability create emotion within her limited vocal range, often mimicking the sounds of the horns she was singing with.
Thelonious Monk
I came to love Monk via Coleman Hawkins and his ardent admiration and support of Monk's intuitive piano style. I made this needlepoint into a tapestry to mimic Thelonious' disorderly style through random pieces of fabric stitched together culminating in a visually compelling piece of fiber art.
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