Iconic jazz album sleeves are celebrated in Taschen’s Jazz Covers by Joaquim Paulo and Julius Wiedemann, a new two-volume edition featuring the finest cover art of the genre.
Of course, the late ’50s and early ’60s jazz sleeves, like the music were hugely influential for the formative mod scene and are, no doubt, represented heavily. Although this 560-page set reaches further than that, covering sleeves as far back as the 1940s and as recent as the 1990s. Each cover is also accompanied by a fact sheet listing performer and album name, art director, photographer, illustrator, year, label, and more.
Not only that, jazz fans (or those wanting an insight into the genre) also includes a top 10 favourite records list by jazz DJs including King Britt, Michael McFadden, Gilles Peterson, Andre Torres, and Rainer Trüby, as well as interviews with legendary jazz performers, sleeve designers and personalities on that scene.
This coffee tablet set is in those two volumes and sold in a slipcase from Taschen directly, selling for £34.99. More images also on that site.