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Drawing inspiration from the iconic Blue Note LP covers from the 1950’s and 60’s designed by American modernist designer Reid MilesHi-Fi is an amazing  music video directed by Bante for last year’s concert season at the Bellavista Social Pub, in Sienna, Italy (how great does that sound?).

It’s beautifully done. In fact, the whole video just made me smile…

(Discovered via the excellent The Font Feed who also point to this great article The Jazzy Blue Notes of Reid Miles)

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  1. Have you checked out Taschen’s “Jazz Covers”? It’s a pretty impressive collection with a nice bit of background information on particular covers.

  2. Hey Spencer. I haven’t seen Jazz Covers, but I’m going to look out for it! I do have a collection of Blue Note covers from Chronicle Books though…

  3. Oh, I don’t have that yet. Going to have to look into it! Thanks for the heads up.

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