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Jazz Covers

70Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German)Availability: In Stock
This striking collection of jazz record covers shows the designs that defined a sound. Containing covers from the 1940s to the early 1990s, each reproduction is accompanied with essential background information. Spanning photographic and illustrative works, these album artworks match music and design in a remarkable history of jazz.
Hardcover11.5 x 11.5 in.8.78 lb552 pages

“The quintessential coffee table book and the perfect conversation piece for relaxing with a friend over cocktails and listening to Ella Fitzgerald or Lady Day.”

Boston Spirit

“Anyone with a love for jazz or design should have this publication.”

"A visual feast of 12-inch-square draughtsmanship and photography at its finest."

Artists & Illustrators
Jazz Covers

Jazz Covers


Vinyl Mania

The greatest in jazz LP art

Part design history, part trip down musical memory lane, this anthology of jazz album artwork is above all a treasure trove of creative and cultural inspiration. Spanning half a century, it assembles the most daring and dynamic jazz cover designs that helped make and shape not only a musical genre but also a particular way of experiencing life.

From the 1940s through to the decline of LP production in the early 1990s, each chosen cover design is distinct in the way it complements the energy of the album’s music with its own visual rhythms of frame, line, text, and form. To satisfy even the most demanding of music geeks, each record cover is accompanied by a fact sheet listing performer and album name, art director, photographer, illustrator, year, label, and more.
The author

Joaquim Paulo is a consultant for major labels and directs a number of radio stations in Portugal. He started collecting vinyl at the age of 15, and flies to London, Paris, New York, and São Paulo to enrich his collection of over 25,000 LPs. He lives and works in Lisbon and dedicates his free time to recovering old and rare recordings.

The editor

Julius Wiedemann studied graphic design and marketing and was an art editor for newspapers and design magazines in Tokyo before joining TASCHEN in 2001. His titles include the Illustration Now! and Record Covers series, as well as the infographics collection and books about advertising and visual culture.

Jazz Covers
Hardcover29.3 x 29.3 cm3.98 kg552 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-8525-5

Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German)
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1 Rating

Great Jazz Covers and more

Stefan,October 27, 2021
As a jazz fan there is no way to miss out on this beautiful book. The printing is excellent and the cover designs invite to look for the original ones.