New Note28th September 2010
As an avid collector of Blue Note LP’s, it’s always nice to see a tribute paid to the labels unmistakable cover designs. This music video from director Bante was made to promote a season of jazz concerts inspired by the 70th anniversary of the seminal modern jazz label at the Bella Vista Social Pub in Siena, Tuscany.
What’s nice about the film is that it is as much a tribute to the iconic cover designs of Reid Miles (a design superhero of mine) as it is to the label itself.
For many years the covers have been the subject of pastiche, copied and lampooned. This piece however feels fresh, well thought out
and is mindful of its inspirational source material. Enjoy.