Album Cover Art

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1962 Freddie Hubbard hub-tones

Posted by talesinthesun on March 22, 2009

1962-freddie-hubbard-hub-tones1Today I revisit a musician with a totally different style then his first cover.  Freddie Hubbard’s 1962 release of hub-tones featured many great musicians including Herbie Hancock.  Much like any other jazz release the names intertwine between albums.  Also like the music the album covers intertwine as well.

The cover was produced by Reid Miles who worked for Blue Note Records between 1956 and the late 60’s producing more than 500 covers for the company.  Miles often worked with photographer Francis Wolff to collaborate on covers that were synonymous with Blue Note Records.

Blue Note saw both Miles and Wolf depart within a few years.  With them a style and possibly an art form maybe have left with them.

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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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