Out To Lunch! with Eric Dolphy: An Imaginatively Advanced Improviser

The year nineteen sixty-four was revolutionary when it comes to jazz records. Coltrane recorded his most acclaimed work, A Love Supreme, which got released the following year. Lee Morgan released The Sidewinder, Blue Note‘s best-selling record ever. And saxophonist Wayne Shorter completed his fifth studio album JuJu. Many other state-of-the-art albums got released and, Eric … Continue reading Out To Lunch! with Eric Dolphy: An Imaginatively Advanced Improviser

Jazz Album Cover Designs That Inspire – Part 2

Once again, I dove into my collections in search of inspiring designs. Here are five more record sleeves that tell a story. Mulatu Of Ethiopia – Mulatu Astatke 1972 / Worthy Records 1020 / photo uncredited / Matt Thame (design) The Father of Ethio-jazz, Mulatu Astatke, brings a fantastic arrangement of Ethiopian fine tone scale … Continue reading Jazz Album Cover Designs That Inspire – Part 2

Five Biographical Documentaries Of Jazz Titans

It’s not an easy task to capture the life of jazz titans like John Coltrane or Miles Davis into a ninety minutes cut. There is a lot of ground to cover before you’re able to give the audience a peek into their minds. Some directors and screenwriters managed to provide us with the best possible … Continue reading Five Biographical Documentaries Of Jazz Titans

Jazz Album Cover Designs That Inspire – Part 1

My record collection is growing every day and what attracts me to purchasing an album apart from the music is the sleeve design. For this article, I dove into my collection and hand-picked my favorite jazz covers. Giant Steps – John Coltrane 1960 / Atlantic 1311 / Marvin Israel (design) / Lee Friedlander (photo) The … Continue reading Jazz Album Cover Designs That Inspire – Part 1