I started working on a manageable sketch board that would enable me to do lightning sketches and paintings right on the spot of jazz in action, portraying the musicians at work, drawing and painting "on the beat" if you will. -- John Falter
lithograph, from the "Jazz from Life" series, 1971
Falter combined individual portraits into a composite group for this print from his "Jazz from Life" series. Xylophonist Peter Appleyard is recognizable at lower left.
British born vibraphonist Peter Appleyard led groups of his own both in Canada and the United States. He has recorded with numerous artists, including Peanuts Hucko and Bucky Pizzarelli.
Appleyard's flying hair and the multiple positions of mallets effectively convey action.
Donor: Cliff's Notes, Inc.