Blue Note: Over 1000 great jazz album covers
September 19, 2004 2:21 PM   Subscribe

Holy shit!
posted by eastlakestandard at 2:33 PM on September 19, 2004

Um, I don't think Skinny Puppy and David Usher are jazz really.
posted by bobo123 at 2:58 PM on September 19, 2004

While this is an AWESOME post, let me point out that they're not ALL great.
posted by jonson at 3:00 PM on September 19, 2004

nice. Worth a wget.
posted by maniactown at 3:02 PM on September 19, 2004

No, there's not all great, but consistency is not always an asset either.
posted by victors at 3:33 PM on September 19, 2004

(er, they're)
posted by victors at 3:34 PM on September 19, 2004

Magnificent. When I first got into jazz, I was a little impatient with the general reverence for Blue Note -- sort of like how some MeFites feel about the similar reverence for Google. But you know what? Blue Note, like Google, really is that good. Or was, back in the day. They still put out some good stuff, but they're not at the front of the pack any more... and some of the recent covers are downright unpleasant.
posted by languagehat at 3:42 PM on September 19, 2004

On a related note, I've been totally into this Blue Note Trip - Saturday Night/Sunday Morning compilation. Kind of like the Verve Remixed only way toned down and more true to the jazz. Afro Man, The Beat Goes On, Book of Slim... it's good all around. Mmmm...
posted by geoff. at 3:42 PM on September 19, 2004

If you like these tiny jpgs of the covers, I've gotten two books full of blue note covers from amazon as gifts in the past couple years. They're even better on nice paper, in full color.
posted by mathowie at 3:50 PM on September 19, 2004

Oh, that's so fantastic.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 5:57 PM on September 19, 2004

Jazz - the last refuge of the untalented. Jazz musicians enjoy themselves more than anyone listening to them does.
posted by ed\26h at 2:13 AM on September 20, 2004

And thanks for popping in, Tony Wilson!
posted by Pretty_Generic at 5:28 AM on September 20, 2004

Many of them are duplicates :(

So long, Eric. So long, John Coltrane and Charles Mingus.
posted by hoborg at 8:10 AM on September 20, 2004

Wait a second....David Fucking USHER is on Blue Note?!?!?!?
posted by The Card Cheat at 1:05 PM on September 20, 2004

Great design, superb music. Can I have a Blue Note cover art book for christmas, mum?

Ice Cube & co on the top of the first page must be some kind of mistake.
posted by ikalliom at 1:13 PM on September 20, 2004

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