That’s one smooth cat.

For some reason, I’ve always liked pictures that manage to capture the mood of music. Perhaps it’s because of the inherent impossibility of a still image showing something we experience dynamically as sounds over time. Such pictures are literally evocative, because second-order evocation is all they can do — they can remind you of a completely non-visual experience, but you have to fill in the rest.

Here are some photos of that kind, of Rick Perlstein playing jazz (excellently) at my place recently:


Own the space.


Rick sets the mood.


Gettin’ into it…


Lean in a bit further…


We are there! It is happening! Now!


Contemplating: what’s next?


Work it.



Yep, that is one smooth cat.


Sure is.

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