This one image, the cover for the program from the 1955 Newport Jazz Festival, pretty much sums up everything I love about the aesthetic of mid-century jazz in America. Notably, this was just the 2nd
I Dig Chicks (Capitol Records ST/T 1193, 1959) is more properly billed to the Jonah Jones Quartet, but I’m not about to quibble. This cover is at once way too on the nose and supremely clever.
It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing, so the Cherry Poppin' Daddies show I saw at the Sellersville Theater meant quite a
The album cover for the Billy Cobham/George Duke Band's "Live" On Tour in Europe is every bit as freaky and funky as the music contained