Alpha Rhythm Kings at Mr. Tipple’s, February 24th, 2021
16×30, pigment ink on canvas
Alpha Rhythm Kings at Main Street Kitchen
Alpha Rhythm Kings Duo at Mr. Tipple’s, October 28th, 2020
Alpha Rhythm Kings at Mr. Tipple’s, June 25th, 2020
The paintings on this page were all created at live streaming performances of the Alpha Rhythm Kings (as a full band and as a duo) in the atmospheric Mr. Tipple’s Recording Studio Soul & Spirits Jazz Club – a speakeasy nestled in the heart of San Francisco. The full band comprises band leader, trumpet and vocals Robert Dehlinger, accompanied by Richard Nelson Hall on piano; Danny Gerz on stand-up bass and Cory Graves on drums. The Duo is Rob on trumpet and vocals and Richard on piano. I used an iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and the Procreate app.
The full band were featured guests on the Entire Variety show produced by Entire Productions. This live performance was created as a demonstration of unique creative cross-disciplinary entertainment, Parallel Play, for virtual conferences and events.
In this video you see the whole time-lapse replay of my painting
The Delivery, Pianist Richard Nelson Hall hanging a print of the artwork above his piano!
This painting, as I mentioned above, was also created live at an earlier live streaming performance of the Alpha Rhythm Kings Duo — band leader, trumpet and vocals Robert Dehlinger, accompanied by Richard Nelson Hall on piano — also playing at Mr. Tipple’s Recording Studio. I also used an iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and Procreate app.
In this video you see the time-lapse replay of my painting plus you hear the premiere performance of Rob’s unique version of the Duke Ellington classic “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore”, with specially modified lyrics to fit the social distancing of the coronavirus pandemic!
Also see my painting of Rob at Club Deluxe.