Thursday, 25 November 2010

Soul Jazz's Book of Bossa Nova Cover Art

Making a fine addition to any music lovers coffee table alongside this and this, I present to you (or the people at Soul Jazz present to you): 


Like ronseal quick-drying woodstain, it does exactly what it says on the tin; it's a nice big book of reproductions of Brazilian cover art from the 1960s. An impressive 200 pages long, and boasting to be the first book of cover art from Brazil (ok i'm just copying what's on the Sounds of the Universe website), a look inside reveals some truly beautiful and visionary artwork:


Shipping just in time for christmas (and lord knows we all love receiving a big cumbersome coffee table book for christmas that we'll look at round the dinner table, go 'ooh!'... 'ahh!' and then never open again), I recommend you click through to the Soul Jazz website and order a copy for a loved-one/me pronto (let me know if you need my delivery address).

Excitingly, Soul Jazz are bringing out a companion CD in january compiled by Gilles Peterson (groan) and Stuart Baker (yay)! Man, Brazilian music from the 60s is just the finest music ever recorded, sonically, harmonically, rhythmically... I can't wait to see what's on the comp.

If looking at all these covers makes you drool at the thought of what music might be contained inside the sleeves themselves, then I suggest you head over to Loronix, where I can pretty much guarantee that you'll be able to download ALL of those albums, for free, safe in the knowledge that they're out-of-print and you're not breaking any laws etc.

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