Bird's Bar Mitzvah, Take 3 : [followed by] Bird's bar mitzvah, take 4 : the album

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[2014]
Primitive Press

A souvenir album with images printed on two sides of a continuous strip accordion fold with two ribbons of images featuring jazz album covers that are folded into the pages and attached. Issued in a black paper slipcase.

"Archival ultrachrome inkjet prints on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper. Bound in paper boards of Strathmore or Crescent mounting board. In paper slipcase of same material"--Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers, LLC website, viewed September 29, 2014.

Artist's statement: "Bird's Bar Mitzvah is a story about how I came to love jazz music and my encounters with the Art Ensemble of Chicago and the great jazz musician Thelonious Monk as well as my Confirmation many years later at Charlie Parker's grave. The front (color) side of the book is stories about my first experiences with jazz music leading up to the time I met Thelonious Monk (and he fell into my lap) and then my trip to see Charlie Parker's grave. It's illustrated with images of me morphing into Charlie Parker as a background to the story with a number of other images of me, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Monk, Parker and Parker's grave and monument. Then there are 2 'ribbons' of images featuring jazz album covers that are folded into the pages and attached but can be 'unfolded' in order to see the writing and images. The 'back' (black and white) side is images from my Bar Mitzvah album (got my first jazz album for my Bar Mitzvah...hence the title) with a story on 'ribbons' about going to Hebrew school, preparing for the Bar Mitzvah and the party the images are from. These ribbons have text on both sides and are 'tucked in' so that they can be opened and read. Hebrew lettering runs over the images and is the 'Haftorah' portion that I read for the ceremony"--Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers, LLC website, viewed September 29, 2014.

Title

Bird's Bar Mitzvah, Take 3 : [followed by] Bird's bar mitzvah, take 4 : the album

Creator

Contributor

Publisher

Primitive Press

Date

[2014]

Description

A souvenir album with images printed on two sides of a continuous strip accordion fold with two ribbons of images featuring jazz album covers that are folded into the pages and attached. Issued in a black paper slipcase.

"Archival ultrachrome inkjet prints on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper. Bound in paper boards of Strathmore or Crescent mounting board. In paper slipcase of same material"--Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers, LLC website, viewed September 29, 2014.

Artist's statement: "Bird's Bar Mitzvah is a story about how I came to love jazz music and my encounters with the Art Ensemble of Chicago and the great jazz musician Thelonious Monk as well as my Confirmation many years later at Charlie Parker's grave. The front (color) side of the book is stories about my first experiences with jazz music leading up to the time I met Thelonious Monk (and he fell into my lap) and then my trip to see Charlie Parker's grave. It's illustrated with images of me morphing into Charlie Parker as a background to the story with a number of other images of me, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Monk, Parker and Parker's grave and monument. Then there are 2 'ribbons' of images featuring jazz album covers that are folded into the pages and attached but can be 'unfolded' in order to see the writing and images. The 'back' (black and white) side is images from my Bar Mitzvah album (got my first jazz album for my Bar Mitzvah...hence the title) with a story on 'ribbons' about going to Hebrew school, preparing for the Bar Mitzvah and the party the images are from. These ribbons have text on both sides and are 'tucked in' so that they can be opened and read. Hebrew lettering runs over the images and is the 'Haftorah' portion that I read for the ceremony"--Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers, LLC website, viewed September 29, 2014.

Rights

Copyright; Licensed to Vanderbilt University courtesy of the artist

Format

12 unnumbered pages: illustrations (color)

Source

Vanderbilt University Special Collections, Southern Civilization Collection

Files

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Citation

Peven, Michael, “Bird's Bar Mitzvah, Take 3 : [followed by] Bird's bar mitzvah, take 4 : the album,” Gallery, accessed November 16, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/1240.