Sunday, February 18, 2018

The Art & Sounds of Blue Note: Dexter Gordon - GO LP

Day 2 of our 1-week tribute to the art & music of Blue Note Records brings us to the great tenor sax-man Dexter Gordon, and his landmark LP "GO". Recorded and released in 1962. Todays tune is the first song on the album, entitled "Cheese Cake". DIGIT.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

The Art & Sounds of Blue Note: Hank Mobley - Turnaround LP

Here at Nitro-Retro we are BIG fans of the classic Blue Note album cover art just as much as the music and artists it produced.
Especially during a roughly 10-year span from the mid-50's to mid-60's. This post kicks off a 1 week-long tribute to Blue Note Records.
Boldly designed by the modernist graphic design talents of Reid Miles, he designed over 500 Blue Note album covers – mostly with free-range to experiment with photography, layout and typeface, giving a unique and signature look to the Blue Note label. Over the next 7 days, we will pay tribute to 1 album a day– focusing on the Reid Miles cover art for the artist and a favorite track from album.

Starting with the 1965 LP "The Turnaround" by the great tenor sax-man Hank Mobley
Enjoy the title track, "The Turnaround" (Song 1/Side 1). The album cover's large, bold black on white hand-painted curved-arrow illustration perfectly matches this stellar example of soul-jazz. DIGIT!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Saturday, October 7, 2017

George reflecting on younger days

Interesting to watch George watching himself in the Beatles early years.