Live in Barcelona (T.7), Dargaud 2019
Original plate n°27. Signed. India ink and white gouache on paper
43 × 57 cm (16.93 × 22.44 in.)
Jazz's father was not only a musician, he also had very good friends in the profession and organized jam sessions at his home. The first three panels tell us about the complicity between Jazz and his father. The rest shows some of these musical improvisations, with such famous guests as: Carles Benavent, jazz and flamenco bass player; Perico Sambeat, jazz saxophonist; Carme Canela and Laura Simó, jazz singers, and the great Paco de Lucía, composer and guitar player. Of course, these were fictitious musical sessions, but if they had been real, they would have brought together some of the greatest Spanish jazz and flamenco artists. Roger perfectly depicts the festive nature of these performances, getting a very accurate portrait of the musicians mentioned.
"Some of the best musicians in the country, and in the world, such as Paco de Lucía, passed through Maynard's house. In reality, they were only attracted by the taste of the party, but it is certain that Maynard learned something from these masterful impromptu concerts. "Raule