Blue Note: The Album Cover Art

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Graham Marsh, Glyn Callingham, Felix Cromey
Chronicle Books, 1991 - Art - 127 pages
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Music lovers have been attracted to the distinct style and sleek sound of jazz since its birth at the turn of the century. The album covers collected in this comprehensive volume under the well-known Blue Note record label embody classic design and pioneering typography. Two hundred color photographs of the album sleeves, an informative history of the Blue Note record company, and a portrait of Reid Miles, who designed nearly 500 album covers, capture the integrity of this distinctive record label. Sophisticated jazz connoisseurs and young listeners alike, as well as those with an interest in style and graphic design, will enjoy this exciting book of jazz memorabilia.

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User Review  - Polaris- - LibraryThing

A truly beautiful book - full of many of the most [full size] uplifting and stylish album covers ever created. They've been ripped off left, right, and centre by advertisers and publicists in all ... Read full review

Nicely printed.

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Good album cover art. Iconic. Read full review


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About the author (1991)

Graham Marsh is a London-based magazine art director, illustrator, and journalist. He is the coauthor of three related Chronicle Books titles, New York Hot: East Coast Jazz of the 50s and 60s , and The Blues: Album Cover Art .

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