Album cover art: Everybody Digs Paul Bacon


Everybody Digs Bill Evans


Everybody digs Paul Bacon. You just might not know it yet. He first made his mark as an art director for early Blue Note albums, then moved over to Riverside, where he and photographer Paul Weller churned out countless classics, like Everybody Digs Bill Evans and Monk’s Music. He also designed iconic novels like Catch 22, Slaughterhouse-Five, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Bacon died on June 8 in Fishkill, New York. He was 91.

Music writer Marc Myers, on his excellent JazzWax blog, has a great interview with Bacon.

Below are a few of Bacon’s album covers:

Horn of Plenty Dizzy Gillespie'Cole Porter in a Moden Mood' Randy Weston

Thelonious Monk 'Monk's Music'

Chet Baker 'Sings It Could Happen to You'

Hall Christian LewisThelonious Monk Vol. 2

Miles Davis 'Young Man with a Horn'

Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington

More Genius of Thelonious Monk

The Other Side of Benny Golson

The Amazing Bud Powell

Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk-Misterioso

Sonny Rollings 'Freedom Suite'


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