Josh Berman and His Gang Record Release Poster
Josh Berman and his octet's 2012 release on Delmark Records entitled There Now consists of melodies from 1920's era jazz standards coupled with free form jazz movements, and back again. Pulling cues from my ongoing movement studies interpreting live improvisational jazz sets as simple gestural marks and drawings, I created a visual language depicted specific sounds and moments from the record. These glyphs where then arranged on a traditional composer's notebook in order to represent Josh and his octet's beautiful marriage of old tunes with new explorations in sound. The resulting graphic was used to promote their record release show at Old Town School of Music here in Chicago.