Coda: Trumpeter Jon Faddis and the Naked Campaign
November 12, 2008. Posted by Joshua Jackson.
It's been a week since our nation's historic election. One of the most artful methods of election coverage was The Naked Campaign, a series of videos featuring New Yorker illustrator Steve Brodner. As a project, the Naked Campaign demonstrates that all the tools of drawing, painting, writing, and filmmaking can be utilized to create a distinct point of view. You don't necessarily have to agree with that point of view, but if you're a jazz fan, you'll certainly appreciate this final installment of the series. Jon Faddis is the trumpeter. Considering that Faddis is the protege of Dizzy Gillespie, who ran for president in 1964, it is a coda indeed.
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