Prestige Records: The Album Cover Collection

Book Cover

Book Cover

After mentioning Taschen’s Jazz Covers last year, I stumbled across a similar and potentially more interesting publication from Concord Editions today. Celebrating jazz label Prestige‘s 60th anniversary, the deluxe coffee table book Prestige Records: The Album Cover Collection gathers the best of their cover artworks.

Edited by Geoff Gans and featuring an introduction written by jazz historian and journalist Ira Gitler, who already wrote liner notes for many of Prestige’s records, the book’s 130 pages belong all to the vivid images from their rich history.

Also included is an exclusive bonus CD, here’s a look at the tracklist:01. Miles Davis – Bemsha Swing
02. Stan Getz – Lee
03. Sonny Rollins – Paradox
04. Jackie McLean – Contour
05. Moondog – Organ Rounds
06. John Coltrane – Theme For Ernie
07. Mose Allison – The Seventh Son
08. Eric Dolphy – Serene
09. Booker Ervin – Stella By Starlight
According to publisher Concord, the book will be available on September 14, while Amazon lists October 20 as date of release. Both list the book for a price of around $50, while Dusty Groove offers it for $34.99 only!