More late entries! I’ve caved in under pressure, 18 late entries join the foot of the post and added to the Poll. It’s only a bit of Christmas fun isn’t it?
No LJC, covers is serious. Nice blog. Shame if anything were to happen to it. More Sonny Clark covers, now!
97% of jazz collectors agree these are the hottest covers ever, and though some of them may be attributed to human influence, the residents of Saturn and The Spaceways remain under suspicion. The Inter-Planetary Commission on LP Covers will predict how hot future covers may be. For now, we have our reader’s hottest. If the planet drowns, tough!
You have all had the chance to nominate your favourites, well done all who put in their list. I’ve added my own below, avoiding duplication (Undercurrent!). At the end of the post there is a poll so you can vote for your preferred among the hundred nominees. There are probably over a hundred thousand jazz LPs in existence, if your favourites aren’t here it is because no-one nominated them (did you?) Because it’s Christmas, I have added some late entries, my treat, you can vote for not ten, not fifteen, but twenty favourites.
These are my nine personal choices below, you can see where I’m coming from: I like black and white or two tone, because this is graphic design and retro, not travel photos. Portraiture cements the relationship between the musician and the instrument. Then record = hearing, cover = seeing, great music, great covers, brings it all together.
LJC’s Favourites (I have all originals, for real)
These were the Reader Nominations (see late entries at foot of post)
Late Entries – by popular request
(As entries after polling has started, votes for this selection may understate their true popularity)
Let Voting Commence….
There are just over 100 listed LP covers, nominated by LJC readers. They are listed in alphabetical order by artist last name, so don’t overlook the terrific Larry Young Unity cover because it is at the end. (Any polling novices out there, remember: mirror, signal, manoeuvre…) You have up to TWENTY votes to cast, don’t worry, Polldaddy keeps count, when you hit 20, it stops allowing any more, you can review and change before voting. The public vote is final, Four out of Five covers will be going home…
You must vote in one session and you can’t revisit or change your votes – cookies block it, so be sure you have made all your choices before pressing the vote now button.
The cumulative result can be viewed at any time – look in to see how your favourites are doing. Polls close in One Week – the Polldaddy Maximum allowed. The LJC 24-hour Helpline Call Centre are going off to their Christmas Party, so you are on your own.. Good Luck!
Merry Christmas, and a Jazzy New Year