Jazz is forever associated with labels like Blue Note, Prestige, Atlantic, Contemporary, Pacific, and Riverside. Each of these companies strove to communicate the essence of its sound through album covers. Now, this captivating anthology of 400 covers brings East and West together in a bicoastal jam session for the eyes. The hard-edged, straight-ahead playing of New York musicians was perfectly reflected in moody, monochromatic photography, quirky graphics, and bold typography, while bright colors and playful themes expressed the funky vibe of California cool.
|Publisher:||Collins & Brown|
|Product dimensions:||8.70(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.84(d)|
About the Author
Graham Marsh is an art director, illustrator, and writer of many groundbreaking books, including The Cover Art of Blue Note Records, East Coasting, and California Cool, all published by Collins & Brown.
Glyn Callingham is a walking encyclopedia of 1950s and 60s jazz and runs the legendary Ray's Jazz Shop in London. He is the coauthor of the books above and contributes to several jazz magazines.
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Coast to Coast Album Covers: Classic Record Art from New York to LA based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
A concentrated look at the graphic work of the more avant-garde American jazz labels of the Fifties and the Sixties, as the record cover went from being a prosaic delivery system to a piece of art in its own right.