Album Cover Art Wednesday: Lester Young Trio

I’m following up last week’s post with another early Jazz LP cover inspired by that swell  article in the Telegraph about Verve Records artwork. This week’s cover is an odd one. I have no idea what the Leaning Tower of Pisa is doing on a Lester Young album. They’re both classics but otherwise it beats the hell out of me. Here’s the Telegraph’s brief description of the album:

Lester Young Trio was a 1951 album (originally recorded and produced by Norman Ganz in 1946) which featured the brilliant tenor saxophonist Lester Young along with Buddy Rich on drums and Nat King Cole (credited as ‘Aye Guy’ on the original releases) on piano.

That’s a helluva combo. Here’s the cover:

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Finally, a swinging tune from the leaning tower album.

2 thoughts on “Album Cover Art Wednesday: Lester Young Trio

  1. Paul Scanlon says:

    It’s a no-brainer. The art director (or the artist) equated Prez’ odd playing posture with the Tower’s odd leaning posture.

  2. Adrastos says:

    Makes sense to me, despite the Trumpian preface. 😉

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