The Chet Baker Sextet Music Records (Italy) A Pacific Jazz Session from 1954 featuring Chet Baker (trumpet), Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone), Bud Shank (baritone saxophone), Russ Freeman (piano), Carson Smith (bass), Shelly Manne (drums). Stella by Starlight, I’m Glad There is You, Tommyhawk and Dot’s Groovy. I’m a fan of this EP cover design by Gian G. Greguoli. Nicely captures the reflective, romantic mood of the music.
“A Wonderful Time” The Whelchel Family There are so many of these local Christian music records in dollar bins around the country, but some covers rise above and scratch one’s aesthetic itch to please on a higher level. This one is rich in its simplicity and earnestness. Also the fashion and hair and girth.
Photo by Jerry Schatzburg (Blonde on Blonde outtake)
My newest, favorite sexy starlet, Italian actress Claudia Cardinale. A poor man’s Sophia Loren? A rich man’s dream? I first saw her in the western The Professionals with Burt Lancaster and Lee Marvin. She was also in Fellini’s 8 1/2 and the Pink Panther with Peter Sellers (who also recorded with and loved Sophia Loren btw). Her photo was also featured on Dylan’s Blonde On Blonde album, then it was removed making the original issues more valuable. Anyway, she’s beautiful and it’s nice to see her on the cover of this Japanese record. Perhaps a scene from one of her films? Can anyone help with that?