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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