Art for Jazz
December 9, 2005 1:16 AM   Subscribe

David Stone Martin (Coralized link) is not very well known, but you've most likely seen his work on featured on various jazz records. Be sure to view all three pages of some amazing album covers. (The original site is on Geocities, please be gentle)
posted by riffola (12 comments total)
More great album cover artists on the same site.
posted by riffola at 1:24 AM on December 9, 2005

Cheers, riffola, I can dig it.
posted by Wolof at 1:58 AM on December 9, 2005

Very cool. Anywhere you can get prints of any of this stuff?
posted by ScottMorris at 2:33 AM on December 9, 2005

It's out there, very hep cat, swinging in the groove.
Anyone have information about his place in creating this style? Was he the leader in defining this type of jazz album cover or the follower?
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 5:08 AM on December 9, 2005

Very nice stuff—and that "Journey Into Love" was pretty hot stuff for 1954!
posted by languagehat at 5:51 AM on December 9, 2005

Great stuff! And the records I've heard from that list are all pretty wonderful too.
posted by digaman at 7:16 AM on December 9, 2005

Another Martin, Mad Magazine's Don Martin, did one great album cover before he found his life's work.
posted by QuietDesperation at 7:53 AM on December 9, 2005

David Stone Martin was a friend of my parents, and I grew up with framed sketches by him of my older siblings. Not of me, unfortunately, as I was an infant when he was visiting (very early 50s).
posted by words1 at 8:01 AM on December 9, 2005

Ah that's hilarious QD -- that Miles cover always did strike me as almost egregiously bizarre.
posted by digaman at 8:47 AM on December 9, 2005

Very cool. Thank you. Ditto dances_with_sneeches question.
posted by mrgrimm at 11:13 AM on December 9, 2005

Neat stuff.
posted by bardic at 11:14 AM on December 9, 2005

Nice work, but it's still all about Reid Miles.
posted by arto at 9:59 PM on December 9, 2005

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