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More Jan August records

Some more records by piano player Jan August have turned up, that have the same picture on the cover that was the source of Warhol’s drawing for the Progressive Piano cover. They are all on the Mercury label, but were issued in three different continents. […]

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Cool Gabriels drawing re-used

Seven winged angels with sprite faces playing horns. Warhol’s simple design, almost a child’s drawing, delivered a funny and yet powerful cover for the jazz album Cool Gabriels (1956) on Groove, an RCA sub-label. Seven, because there are that many soloists playing trumpets on the album. Florent […]


Brazilian Artie Shaw LP cover

It’s about time I start writing for this blog again, the first post in 2016. The reason for this gap in time is that I’ve been working on a city guide book about Budapest (Hungary), which was an intensive ride. Beautiful city, lots of things to do. Now […]


Some more Progressive Pianos

Let’s have a look at some great drawings for the Progressive Piano cover. As usual Warhol did a lot of different drafts for one singular project: with real piano keys or colored patches; with jacket & shirt sleeves or bare arms. After 10 years of […]


Happy 100, Lady Day!

The legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday was born on April 7th, 1915. So next week on Tuesday her 100th birthday will be celebrated. With of course a lot of new releases, among which one of my all time favourite albums: Lady In Satin. Looking very much forward to […]


Kenny Burrell – Blue Note 1543

The first Andy Warhol-Reid Miles collaboration on Blue Note was for the album Kenny Burrell, no title, Blue Note 1543. The album was released in 1956. The cover has a great drawing of Burrell playing the guitar. The original drawing can be seen in the […]