18 April 2008

Friday Album Cover: Out To Lunch

Eric Dolphy
'Out To Lunch!'

I could not think of a better a representation of the avant-garde Eric Dolphy's saxophone style than the clock this album cover. Another gem from Reid Miles and Blue Note, this cover combines the tinted black & white photo so often employed on the label's covers with bold and simple typefaces to give the viewer an idea of the wild music contained on the disc. Nothing much needs to be written about the cover to Out To Lunch; of all the iconic album covers put out by Blue Note, this remains one of the best and most memorable.

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