Christmas is not that far anymore, about time to have a look at potential presents for the music enthusiast in your circle of friends. German publisher Taschen recently released a book about Jazz Covers. On almost 500 pages Joaquim Paulo has collected LP covers from between the 1940s to the 1990s. Accompanied by a fact sheet listing performers, label or the designers behind the cover artworks, the book also features the top-10 favourite covers from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Yoshihiro Okino, Ed Motta, King Britt or Rainer Trüby. Also featured are interviews with jazz personalities Rudy Van Gelder, Creed Taylor, Michael Cuscuna or Ashley Kahn.
You can flip through the Jazz Covers online or purchase it directly on the Taschen website. However, I recommend dropping by your local book store, where you can probably find the book for a bargain price.
Joaquim Paulo, Julius Wiedemann
Hardcover, 24 x 24 cm, 496 pages, €39.99