div class margin bottom id description_text_headlines Vinyl mania Jazz LP covers from the 1940s to 1990s This volume features a broad selection of jazz record covers, from the 1940s through the decline of LP production in the early 1990s Each cover is accompanied by a fact sheet listing performer and album name, art director, photographer, illustrator, year, label, and Special features for jazz lovers include a top 10 favorite records list by leading jazz DJs such as King Britt, Michael McFadden, Gilles Peterson, Andre Torres, and Rainer Trby, as well as interviews with legendary jazz personalities Rudy Van Gelder sound engineer who recorded for many labels such as Blue Note, Impulse , and Prestige , Creed Taylor founder of many labels and one of the best jazz producers ever, credited also for bringing bossa nova to the US and fusing it with jazz , Michael Cuscuna Blue Note jazz producer and catalog researcher, responsible for its most successful re editions , Bob Ciano designer at the CTI Label, founded in the 70s by Creed Taylor, and one of the greatest cover designers ever , Fred Cohen, the owner of New Yorks Jazz Record Center store with an encyclopedic knowledge of jazz music ,and Ashley Kahn writer, critic, and journalist for jazz whose books include A Love Supreme, Kind of Blue, and The House That Trane Built This new edition features 2 volumes in a slipcase Text in English, French, and German...
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Jazz Covers Reviews
JAZZ ALBUM COVERS FANS-ALERT! I know there are several books on album art-but this is one you cannot afford to pass by. I also know that it's relatively expensive (at least to me), but you need to see this edition and then you'll understand why I'm so excited. This set combines the separate volumes that originally cost more than this combined edition.
I was REALLY looking forward to this book, and I have to say I felt a little let down. The printing quality, production and price are excellent, but i was disappointed with the covers they chose. The books are organized alphabetically by musician and it seems that they were trying to include as many different musicians as they could rather than choosing the sleeves based on artwork alone. Consequently, many well-known (or simply just BETTER) designs were not included in favor of some other mediocre choices.
I bought this as a gift for my father and he absolutely LOVED it. He's not much of a coffee table book guy, but as soon as he got it he stayed up for hours looking at the album covers and reading the comments/history about each one. The pages are beautiful and includes TWO huge volumes. Great price for two large books.
I don't understand how Taschen publishes anything this size and sells it for so little. For under $50, this is a no-brainer purchase.
My husband & i both love it- and plan to give it as a gift to all our Jazz musician friends
ACTUALLY PRODUCT AND CONTENT IS EXCELLENT. HOWEVER THE CASE THAT THE BOOK IS IN CAME CRACKED AND I SHOULD HAVE SENT IT BACK.
This 2 volume set is just amazing! I love music, photography, and graphic design - this set pretty much sums it all up. (Most) of the standards are there (Coltrane, Davis, Holiday), but the musicians that I've never heard of are just as amazing. The size of each book renders the covers/art work in awesome detail. Even the book binders are really cool as they replicate a stack of albums. Also love the fact sheets and short write-ups of some covers on their photographers, illustrators, and designs.
Taschen does it once again, what a bargain for this incredible book...Highly recommended and a great xmas gift for graphic designers, music lovers, and art book collectors of all ages...