Noted jazz drummer Jim Doxas speaks eloquently about color and texture, and how they define his musical ideas. Set in Montreal landmark club Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill and in the studio of artist Fung Sou, this short film puts you in the drummer's seat, and before the painter's canvas, conceptually blending the two art forms in an unexpected duet of ideas and spirit.
Fung Sou's brush strokes are curiously musical, and Doxas' myriad choices reveal themselves as we frame the drums in the metaphor of a painter's canvas; with endless colors and textures spread expressively on a blank surface.
Jim Doxas has performed regularly with Oliver Jones, and has worked with Hank Jones, John Abercrombie and Ranee Lee, as well as hosting the Montreal International Jazz Festival Jam Session since 2009.
In this film, Doxas is joined by brother Chet Doxas on tenor saxophone, and Adrian Vedady on bass.
Musical performance shot and recorded by Randy Cole January 6, 2014 at Upstairs Bar & Grill
To learn more about photographer and film maker Randy Cole, visit his website.