Time Decorated: Terrace Martin Responds to Jean-Michel Basquiat

“Art is how we decorate space, music is how we decorate time.”
—Jean-Michel Basquiat (December 22, 1960–August 12, 1988)

The first segment of The Broad’s Time Decorated series, produced by Quincy Jones Productions and directed by Moses Berkson, featured L.A. jazz musician Terrace Martin as well as input from Quincy Jones himself. Martin delved into how jazz, birthed in New York City much like Basquiat, played a role in his artistic vision.

Jean-Michel Basquiat often referenced and depicted African American musicians in his work, including Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Max Roach. In this special reprise of the Time Decorated series, Terrace Martin returns to perform a saxophone improvisation in response to Basquiat in our newly installed galleries of the iconic artist’s paintings.

Learn more: https://www.thebroad.org/online-programs/time-decorated-musical-influences-jean-michel-basquiat-part-1


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