Jazzcats Crossing the Hudson

The classic painting “Jazzcats Crossing the Hudson” appears on Madlib Medicine Show #8: Advanced Jazz, a jazz mix tape.

from Wikipedia:

“Jazzcats Crossing the Hudson is an 1851 oil-on-canvas painting by German American artist Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze. It pre-emptively commemorates the arrival in New York City of jazz greats Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Sun Ra, Pharoah Sanders, Steve Kuhn and others. The painting is remarkable for the fact that it was created decades before the birth of any of these jazz artists.”

Madlib Medicine Show #8 was designed by Jeff Jank.

52 Comments »

  1. AWWW YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by blackarifick — July 28, 2010, 3:23 pm
  2. 1851? wow. thats older than the musicians themselves.

    Comment by mr p — July 28, 2010, 3:31 pm
  3. understandably so…Miles is wearing a sexy mask and classy cape.

    Comment by LibZep — July 28, 2010, 3:39 pm
  4. :D

    Comment by br — July 28, 2010, 4:21 pm
  5. Very informative. Leutze is famous for his prophecies.

    Comment by emceeperiod — July 28, 2010, 4:57 pm
  6. Guys, this is a site dedicated to The Bad Character. Were you expecting accuracy and thruthfulness?

    Comment by ChipSuey — July 28, 2010, 5:04 pm
  7. if you honestly took this serious, slap yourself hard.

    Comment by dc pigpen — July 28, 2010, 5:16 pm
  8. Can I get a higher res version for the desktop wallpaper?

    Comment by djheru — July 28, 2010, 7:16 pm
  9. “Can I get a higher res version for the desktop wallpaper?”
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    that would be great

    Comment by mistab0310 — July 28, 2010, 11:11 pm
  10. All I know is truth – Jazzcats Crossing the Hudson is truth, Madlib is truth, believe the truth.

    Comment by Joe — July 29, 2010, 12:41 am
  11. Heh-heh…love it…Miles seems to be in charge…Mingus looking dubious about the voyage, possibly contemplating all the things he could be by now if Sigmund Freud’s wife was his mother? I believe Herbie recorded ‘Maiden Voyage’ not long after this was painted…

    Comment by robin tomens — July 29, 2010, 6:10 am
  12. I’m feelin it. Where can I buy that for my art-collection?

    Comment by stronglook — July 29, 2010, 8:41 am
  13. This crossing of course took several additional hours due to bluntedness.

    Comment by Chinecack — July 29, 2010, 10:03 am
  14. this is keen and clean……….

    Comment by arianne — July 29, 2010, 10:22 am
  15. Where could I possibly get a print/poster of this?! I can’t find it anywhere on the interwebs but I need this in my music room…

    Comment by Chris — July 29, 2010, 11:13 am
  16. A poster of this would be greatttt.

    Comment by Gabriel — July 29, 2010, 12:25 pm
  17. 1-Miles Davis 2-Ahmad Jamal (?) 3-Pharoah 4-Herbie Hancock(?) 5-Charles Mingus 6-Sun Ra 7-Eric Dolphy 8-? 9-Steve Kuhn 10-Eumir Deodato (holla at your brazilian boy) 11-? 12-John Coltrane.

    Comment by Arthur Santos — July 29, 2010, 12:47 pm
  18. 2–Malik Flavors (see Yesterdays New Quintet)
    12–Head Hunter (see Herbie Hancock’s “Head Hunters” 1973 Columbia)

    Comment by admin — July 29, 2010, 4:10 pm
  19. Well, the original painting is from 1851. I guess this is just a remake or something.

    Comment by Habib — July 29, 2010, 6:58 pm
  20. you guys are so new jacks shitt

    Comment by alex — July 30, 2010, 8:28 am
  21. I knew that number 8 was familiar…
    And thanks for the number 2 and 12 admin.

    Comment by Arthur Santos — July 30, 2010, 10:03 am
  22. YES

    Comment by Saito — July 31, 2010, 12:07 am
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  24. Someone please make a Poster from this painting xD please

    Comment by Filipe — August 2, 2010, 9:24 am
  25. WOW, that’s some kind of epic story. Please give us a bit higher resolutionsssss!

    Comment by Gary Narcus — August 2, 2010, 5:46 pm
  26. YO! the cvr-art’s soooooooo frsh!
    me like milez di most!
    itz like the paintings of the baroque era.
    killin’ mi.

    Comment by SKAMone — August 3, 2010, 2:07 am
  27. [...] A capa e contra capa foram feitas com a pintura Jazzcats Crossing the Hudson. [...]

  28. SKAMone is trippin

    Comment by admin — August 5, 2010, 3:51 pm
  29. wowza, that is some crazy shit right there!

    Comment by rollingthunder — August 6, 2010, 12:10 pm
  30. Want hires!!

    Comment by reere — August 8, 2010, 6:10 am
  31. How do I purchase this art or print of this art?

    Comment by Keith Smith — August 10, 2010, 11:07 pm
  32. Washington Crossing the Delaware

    1851
    Oil on canvas, 379 x 648 cm
    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

    Comment by Electriccottage — August 13, 2010, 4:35 pm
  33. [...] front & back cover is the painting Jazzcats Crossing the Hudson (info).  CD contains an 8-page [...]

  34. [...] avant leur arrivée réelle – ils sont forts ces Allemands. C’est donc ce « Jazzcats crossing the Hudson » (oui la rivière où les pilotes de ligne américains aiment se poser) que Madlib a [...]

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  35. We need this in full size poster/print form. ASAFP.

    Comment by Hells Yeah — August 24, 2010, 5:52 pm
  36. this is the best ever. thank you so much whoever did this. i need a poster!

    Comment by tim — August 25, 2010, 4:33 pm
  37. [...] theres going to be no poster available for the ‘Jazzcasts Crossing The Hudson‘ that I touched on last week but Stones Throw are making the image available as desktop [...]

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  38. [...] Crossing the Hudson” by German American artist Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze. According to RappCats, “Jazzcats Crossing the Hudson” is an 1851 oil-on-canvas painting that pre-emptively [...]

  39. For those looking for wallpaper: http://www.stonesthrow.com/news/2010/08/jazzcats-crossing-the-hudson-wallpaper

    Comment by stevi3 — August 28, 2010, 4:24 pm
  40. THIS IMAGE MADE MY YEAR. THANK YOU Madlib Invazion – MMS. BRING 2010 TO THE FOUNDATION.

    Comment by Saito — September 1, 2010, 7:59 pm
  41. Numbers 2 and 11 are not Malik and Deodato, their faces are unchanged from the original painting.

    Comment by Roddie — September 5, 2010, 3:03 am
  42. I’m pretty sure they kept them the same because they looked alike… although Malik Flavors doesn’t actually exist.

    Comment by PRIMATE — September 8, 2010, 8:05 am
  43. This is just what the “Doctor Ordered” to make my DAy, Week, Month and Year!!!!!
    Too Cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Robert — September 23, 2010, 6:28 pm
  44. Dope !!!

    Comment by Cruzo — October 6, 2010, 12:15 pm
  45. I’m going fecking crazy here, I need to know what the Phil Ranelin track that starts around 2.05 on track 8 is. I’m about to fully lose my shit. Help, please?

    Comment by Droyd — October 9, 2010, 5:02 pm
  46. that ranelin track at 2:05 must be Naima.

    Comment by thebfd — October 10, 2010, 10:28 am
  47. can’t find it tho. but sounds like naima

    Comment by thebfd — October 10, 2010, 10:32 am
  48. 1:24 on the Pharoah track. Malika by The Ensemble Al-Salaam.

    Comment by Erik — October 27, 2010, 7:59 pm
  49. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE SONG THAT STARTS AT 4:01 ON THE RA TRACK? ALSO WHAT IS THE SONG THAT STARTS AT 4:50 ON THE RA TRACK (TRACK 6)?

    Comment by SIRRICH — November 2, 2010, 2:09 pm
  50. the Pharaoh track at 3:15. Anybody? it reminds me of Rahsaan.
    Losing my mind here.

    Comment by thebfd — November 5, 2010, 1:32 pm
  51. What is the name of the song that starts at 0:49 on the MILES track ??? Please help !

    Comment by Phil — December 4, 2010, 10:52 am
  52. Love this. Monk needs to be added :)

    Comment by Khande — March 7, 2014, 8:34 pm

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