Album Cover Art

A look into the sometimes lost art of Album Cover Art

1975 Freddie Hubbard Liquid Love

Posted by talesinthesun on December 2, 2008

1975-freddie-hubbard-liquid-loveFreddie Hubbard was a jazz trumpeteeer getting his start in 1958 and then appeared on his or others albums  through 2003.  Hubbard appeared with the jazz greats including MIles Davis, Thelonius Monk, Herbie Hancock and on and on.

For this album, the artwork was created by Lou Beach.  Beach created countless album covers using his collage method.  Other covers include David Sanborn, BLink 182 and Weird al Yonkovic.  Oddly enough the Liquid Love cover does not appear on his website.  It may be due to his dislike of the large lettering that he said overpowered the image.  Even with the large typography, the art is what caught my eyeand make this cover one of my favorites.

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One Response to “1975 Freddie Hubbard Liquid Love”

  1. ribbie said

    I love Freddie Hubbard but have never seen this album cover before. Kool! Unfortunately with the advent of the CD and digital music, album art as you say is a lost art – glad to see a blogger giving album art some props.

    You may have already blogged about Roger Dean’s album cover art for Yes, but if you haven’t his stuff should be considered unique. And one of my favorite photos (before the days of photoshop) is on the Jobim album Wave which I put up on a post called Sonically Charged CDs over at http://ribbie.wordpress.com

    Dig the site and I’ll be back.

    Cheers!

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