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1,000 Jazz Covers

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looks like a must have to me, thanks brownie!

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:) Thanks for the heads-up Brownie....I"ll be all over it!

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Thanks for posting Brownie, one to add the library.

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Thanks.

I hope there are enough covers in the book that are not already in the two Blue Note and the "California Cool" and "New York hot" books.

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Thanks.

I hope there are enough covers in the book that are not already in the two Blue Note and the "California Cool" and "New York hot" books.

... and "Jazzical Moods", and "Jazz West Coast" and the Daver books.

I like Taschen, though. I've enjoyed their "Design of the 20th Century" and "1000 Chairs".

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I like Taschen too (Jazz Life, etc.) + this certainly isn't very expensive.

Also apparently will have some text.

All in all, I believe it will be worthwhile to obtain.

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Strangely, there is no mention of this book on the Taschen.com website :blink:

or if there is I could not find it!

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Strangely, there is no mention of this book on the Taschen.com website :blink:

or if there is I could not find it!

couldn't find it either, strange!

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I was told at Taschen France that the book was delayed and would not be published before early 2008 :(

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Thanks.

I hope there are enough covers in the book that are not already in the two Blue Note and the "California Cool" and "New York hot" books.

... and "Jazzical Moods", and "Jazz West Coast" and the Daver books.

I like Taschen, though. I've enjoyed their "Design of the 20th Century" and "1000 Chairs".

...And "1000 Clowns."

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Sounds intriguing, but this is the kind of book I'd actually like to look through before buying.

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This is a topic that has been visited before by other publishers and authors, but as with Taschen's "Jazz Seen," it is nice to see a relatively inexpensive nicely done book so that more people can enjoy the material. As a hard-core collector, I prefer the first editions of Claxton's books, but it is also good to have the aforementioned. Likewise, the two Daver books are both well put together and collectible, so it would be nice to see something that makes those covers available to more fans, particularly the non book collectors.

There have been other threads on the album cover books, but when one considers "Jazz Grafico" (Spanish exhibition catalog); "Jazzin the Black Forest" (complete SABA/MPS covers w/detailed discography); "Jazz West Coast" (the Japanese book on Pacific Jazz covers--as opposed to the 1955 original); the Stirnweiss and Flora books, the field has been covered as far as the most well known designers and recognized covers.

Still, there is more to do; I obtained some interesting books of album slicks (in comb binders for salespeople to use as samples) of jazz material a few years ago; Coral and Brunswick label. Probably the most well-known cover depicted was the Al Cohn/Bob Brookmeyer designed and photographed by Burt Goldblatt or "Jazz at the Academy" by Hal McCusick. When I got these, I thought, I would really like to see one of these books for Blue Note, Bethlehem, Verve or Prestige. But those spiral bound sets of slicks have to be the first "album cover" books.

By the way, if any forum members can direct me to the site someone posted of Swedish record covers, I would appreciate it, as I had difficulty finding it via the search engine and those were some interesting covers!

Keep on enjoying jazz and jazz books.

Regards,

Baker

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My Amazon UK order still shows as expected in August. As it's been put back several times already I'm not expecting it in the very near future.

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The Amazon.com link shows the price as USD$16.49 (list price 24.99). Going to Amazon.ca it is CDN$43.02 (list price 49.71).

According to xe.com the exchange rate today is 1.00 USD = 1.05355 CAD, so, the book should be CDN$17.37. But it's $25.65 more! A bit of an exchange ripoff, isn't it?

There's no indication of the size or format (square, rectangular) of the book anywhere. Does anyone know?

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The Amazon.com link shows the price as USD$16.49 (list price 24.99). Going to Amazon.ca it is CDN$43.02 (list price 49.71).

According to xe.com the exchange rate today is 1.00 USD = 1.05355 CAD, so, the book should be CDN$17.37. But it's $25.65 more! A bit of an exchange ripoff, isn't it?

There's no indication of the size or format (square, rectangular) of the book anywhere. Does anyone know?

Canadian penalty seem ok to me. :rolleyes:

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There's no indication of the size or format (square, rectangular) of the book anywhere. Does anyone know?

It's going to be a flexicover book. Size: 16.8x22.6 cm, 6.6x8.9inch. 400 pages.

The book will include interviews with Rudy VanGelder, Creed Taylor, Michael Cuscuna, Bob Ciano (the CTI label designer), and Ashley Kahn.

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Amazon.ca has become useless. Hardly anything is in stock and prices are a ripoff.

The Amazon.com link shows the price as USD$16.49 (list price 24.99). Going to Amazon.ca it is CDN$43.02 (list price 49.71).

According to xe.com the exchange rate today is 1.00 USD = 1.05355 CAD, so, the book should be CDN$17.37. But it's $25.65 more! A bit of an exchange ripoff, isn't it?

There's no indication of the size or format (square, rectangular) of the book anywhere. Does anyone know?

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There's no indication of the size or format (square, rectangular) of the book anywhere. Does anyone know?

It's going to be a flexicover book. Size: 16.8x22.6 cm, 6.6x8.9inch. 400 pages.

The book will include interviews with Rudy VanGelder, Creed Taylor, Michael Cuscuna, Bob Ciano (the CTI label designer), and Ashley Kahn.

WTF worth reading will Ashley Kahn have to say about album covers?

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Amazon sure doesn't say much about it. But then, this is one of those books I'd have to physically look over before buying.

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Amazon have just cancelled my order!

Any news on this book?

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It has a issue date of Januari 2008 on Amazon.com. There's one copy used on Amazon.fr but I doubt this is real since Amazon.fr and Amazon.Uk have it as preorder only.

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There's no indication of the size or format (square, rectangular) of the book anywhere. Does anyone know?

It's going to be a flexicover book. Size: 16.8x22.6 cm, 6.6x8.9inch. 400 pages.

The book will include interviews with Rudy VanGelder, Creed Taylor, Michael Cuscuna, Bob Ciano (the CTI label designer), and Ashley Kahn.

WTF worth reading will Ashley Kahn have to say about album covers?

My thought as well...

I'd like to see a chapter devoted to some of those beautiful private-press and independent label jackets myself.

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