Saturday, May 24, 2008

Ageless music

This is the a slice of the art work that takes up the end of one of the Central parabola Arch at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. The mural by artist Richard Cornelius titled Louis Armstrong and His Heavenly All-Star Band pays tribute to many of the Crescent Cities famous artist.

On the top, Mahalia Jackson sings along to a bluesy ensemble of (left to right Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and Edmond Hall. Below, a larger view of the mural shows the many legendary artist that gave New Orleans its musical heritage including Charmaine Neville, Brandford Marseillas, Pete Fountain, Harry Connick, Jr., Duke Ellington, and Roy "Professor Longhair" Wells. The full list is here

-- steve buser

4 comments:

Rambling Round said...

Great way to welcome folks to New Orleans!

Afyonkarahisar said...

perfect shot just perfect congrats

Chanin said...

Very informative and nice shot,thx, Steve.

Rosy said...

What a nice shot of a BEAUTIFUL painting along with great information about it too. :)