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A History of Graphic Design: Chapter 72: A History of Record Covers

Sonny Rollins Freedom Suite on LPWhen it was first heard in the "The Freedom Suite" created a considerable stir. It remains a most impressive work:

Horace Silver, Blue Note 5034

Horace Silver Trio, vol, 2 Label: Blue Note 5034 LP 1953 Design: Jerome Kuhl Photo: Francis Wolff

50 Years of Typography in Album Covers - Tuts+ Design & Illustration Article

50 Years of Typography in Album Covers - Envato Tuts+ Design & Illustration Article

The Jazzy Blue Notes of Reid Miles - @Alex Charchar

Kenny Dorham: Round About Midnight Label: Blue Note Year: 1956 Design: Reid Miles Photo: Francis Wolff Thad Jones: Detroit-New. Bennie Green | Walkin' & Talkin' Bennie Green | Walkin' & Talkin'

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Jimmy Smith Groovin' at Smalls' Paradise Blue Note Record Cover

Various US labels (1) - jazz album covers

Album cover design on various US labels, part Notes and pictures from the Birka Jazz Archbive

Bud Powell | The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 4 - Time Waits (1958) | Blue Note 1598 | Cover design by Reid Miles

Bud Powell - Amazing Bud Powell Vol 4 Time Waits

Reid Miles, 1960.

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Lou Donaldson - Sunny Side Up another great Reid Miles design

Album cover by  Paul Bacon, 1954, Randy Weston plays Cole Porter.

Randy Weston: Cole Porter In A Modern Mood Label: Riverside 2508 LP 1954 Design: Paul Bacon Photo: Bob Parent

Curtis Fuller and Hampton Hawes

Curtis Fuller And Hampton Hawes With French Horns (Status

themaninthegreenshirt:  Duke Ellington, Masterpieces by Ellington [1951] Columbia. The album was one of the earliest 12 inch LP’s to take advantage of the extended time available and consisted of 4 tracks.“For the first time in his recording career, Ellington was able to forego the three-minutes-and-change restrictions in running time of the 78-rpm disc — he and the band rose to the occasion

themaninthegreenshirt: “Duke Ellington, Masterpieces by Ellington Columbia. The album was one of the earliest 12 inch LP’s to take advantage of the extended time available and consisted of

Prestige and New Jazz Records - jazz album covers

John Coltrane with Red Garland trio Label: Prestige 7123 LP 1957 Design: Mark Rice

Fred Jackson - Hootin' 'N' Tootin'

Fred Jackson - 1962 - Hootin' 'n Tootin' (Blue Note)