Sunday, November 22, 2009

phantom septet

Illustration, Columbia Coda, November-December 1944. The pianist is ... we'll get back to you on that. The clarinetists and violinists, forced to perform incognito due to union regulations, were represented on the session by essential anatomical components attired in boots and bowties.

1 comment:

Don said...

I'm guessing the pianist is either Ferrante or Teicher during their experimental years, since the figure seems poised to pluck the strings of his piano rather than play its keys. As regards the "clarinets and violinists," you can be forgiven for not recognizing the depiction of "boot kebabs," a mid-forties culinary craze.