Painted Ways of Jazz

same song, new interpretation, abstract and back

All That Jazz - Digital Painting - 2006 - Dan Beck

All That Jazz – digital painting / art prints – 2006 – Dan Beck

Though in some ways, this is the same type of piece as Jazz 1 – perhaps even just a different version of the same piece. It is conceptually the same thing – an abstract collage of instruments – a hand or two playing and a backdrop with the energy of jazz itself.

In another way, it is appropriate to be so much the same – since jazz is frequently about playing the same music in new ways – making it a new piece each time – if successful.

This piece is more sophisticated in its use of texture and digital painting technique, but it also has a nice balance between abstract and representation – again almost like jazz itself – coming back to the melody and tone centers no matter how abstract it tends to get.

For art prints for the above digital painting, All That Jazz, please email

See Also

  • Minimalist Jazz
    another new digital painting in this genre by Dan Beck
  • Jazz – Wikipedia
    good discussion of origins and history or jazz itself
  • JSO – Review
    Review had me chuckling and shaking my head – quite the name to this publication – Jackson Citizen Patriot – to top it off – plus reviewed program named “All that Jazz”

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