Tuesday, March 03, 2015
portrait in jazz
eight months after his glorious collaboration with miles davis on the legendary album kind of blue, bill evans recorded portrait in jazz in december 28th 1959 in new york, creating a more-uptempo-than-usual swinging album that helped change the direction of modern jazz. designed by paul bacon, who has designed over 2000 record covers, & photographed by melvin sokolsky, who was invited to join the staff of harper's bazaar at the age 21, this album, musically & aesthetically, remains as a very prominent source of inspiration to me. that hair, that color palette, that pair of glasses, & all those ballads ...
Posted by Kwannam Chu at 12:00 AM