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Favorite Blue Note cover

Select your favorite BN cover from this list   81 members have voted

  1. 1. Select your favorite BN cover from this list

    • Andrew Hill, SMOKESTACK
      10
    • Jimmy Smith, BACK AT THE CHICKEN SHACK
      10
    • Wayne Shorter, JUJU
      3
    • Harold Vick, STEPPIN OUT
      1
    • Larry Young, INTO SOMETHING
      19
    • Stan Turrentine, EASY WALKER
      1
    • Lou Donaldson, GOOD GRACIOUS
      10
    • Donald Byrd, ROYAL FLUSH
      10
    • Dexter Gordon, DOIN ALLRIGHT
      8
    • Kenny Burrell, BLUE LIGHTS
      5

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He receives credit for photography. Bob Cato is listes as "design consultant".

I met a commercial photographer about 20 years ago, and I asked him if he had ever heard of Reid Miles. Of course he had, but he was completely unaware of the BN work. When I showed him some prime examples, he was amazed that it was Miles' work. Apparently, Reid Miles went on to great renown in the commercial photography industry for his "crowd scene" work, of which this cover is but one example.

Who knew?

So it's all a photo. Some of it really looks painted. Thanks Jim.

Learn somethin' every day.

MG

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Here's a Reid Miles "crowd" (collage is more like it, I suppose) photo that made the cover of Time.

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Wish I could change my vote to Royal Flush----that's now my favorite cover from the list.

Favorite BN cover of all is probably still Cool Struttin'.

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I am surprised not to see 'No room for squares', 'Midnight special' or 'Trompeta Tocata' mentioned.

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I am surprised not to see 'No room for squares'.

That would certainly be in my top 2 or 3, for sure !

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Here are some of my favorites:

Hank Mobley - Workout

Jackie McLean - Bluesnik

Horace Silver - Blowin' The Blues Away

Sonny Rollins - Newk's Time

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Can't seem to link to the Gokudo scans (problem with "dynamic pages"...). At any rate, my favorite BN covers tend to be earlier than most of those mentioned (10" LP's and 1500 series covers). I like Clifford Brown's "New Star On The Horizon", and the one with Gigi Gryce and Brownie with the yellow cover with the fish theme. I also like the Warhol cover for Burrell's 1543; "Jimmy Smith At The Organ"; Lou Donaldson's "Swing and Soul"; and the shot of Hank on 1568. From the 4000 series, "Midnight Blue" is a favorite, as well as "True Blue".

I also love "Gooden's Corner", because I had a hell of a time finding that LP, and never thought I'd get a copy (naturally, the Mosaic set came out soon after I did).

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Wish I could change my vote to Royal Flush----that's now my favorite cover from the list.

Favorite BN cover of all is probably still Cool Struttin'.

Of those covers listed I would pick Blue Lights, but Cool Struttin' is also my favorite Blue Note cover.

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wow Reid's other work is very interesting,we think of him as the Blue Note guy but he had many facets and stuff

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OUT TO LUNCH

love the cover, love the record too

None of my other fav's are on this list either...

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