David Stone Martin's Mid-Century Jazz Prints

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June 11, 2013
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  Here is the cover for Jazz at the Philharmonic Vol. 5 from Mercury Records in 1951. Dizzy Gillespie in his trademark beret is pretty hard to miss.
    Here is the cover for Jazz at the Philharmonic Vol. 5 from Mercury Records in 1951. Dizzy Gillespie in his trademark beret is pretty hard to miss.
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  The blue and red halves of tenor saxophonist Stan Getz seem to suggest both his "cool" and "hot" sides. This album is cover is for Stan Getz at the Shrine from Norgran Records, 1955.
    The blue and red halves of tenor saxophonist Stan Getz seem to suggest both his "cool" and "hot" sides. This album is cover is for Stan Getz at the Shrine from Norgran Records, 1955.
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  The bold graphic strokes and big colorblocks make this cover for Lester Young's album Lester Young Trio from 1946 about as perfect an evocation of mid-century record design as you'll get.
    The bold graphic strokes and big colorblocks make this cover for Lester Young's album Lester Young Trio from 1946 about as perfect an evocation of mid-century record design as you'll get.
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  Bebop's most dynamic pair, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker get the David Stone Martin treatment here on the album Bird and Diz from Clef Records, 1950.
    Bebop's most dynamic pair, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker get the David Stone Martin treatment here on the album Bird and Diz from Clef Records, 1950.
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  This saxophone abstraction is for Illinois Jacquet's Illinois Jacquet Collates #2 from 1953 for Clef Records.
    This saxophone abstraction is for Illinois Jacquet's Illinois Jacquet Collates #2 from 1953 for Clef Records.
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  This cover is for Jazz at the Philharmonic Vol. IV from Clef Records, 1946.
    This cover is for Jazz at the Philharmonic Vol. IV from Clef Records, 1946.
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