She was there. With Miles Davis at Columbia 30th Street Studio for the recording sessions of Kind of Blue, April/May 1959.

Iconic, larger than life. Kind of Blue considered a masterpiece of modern music. Modal jazz, flowing improvisation, one take recordings. Racism, misogyny, eccentricity. Tenderness, eloquence, elegance. Subtlety. Social biases with regards to male and female artists. All of these manifest in the mythology surrounding Miles Davis. Graphite, chalk, and watercolour on paper. 24″ x 36″.  2017…

7:56 pm, April 22, 2017. She hears line and colour.

I am seeing a jazz legend in a few minutes. I cannot breathe without jazz, let alone draw without it. My drawings are actually jazz tunes, improvs, rehearsals. How you do you rehearse the unknown? -Wayne Shorter

He could turn her wolf eyes blue.

Graphite, soft pastel, and chalk on paper. 15″ x 22″. Finished work. Part of the Wolf Echo album. ©2017 Mary Khan Re-vision – the act of looking back, of seeing with fresh eyes. – Adrienne Rich