Sunday, July 19, 2009
Lee Friedlander and Eureka Brass
I will pick up any old 1960's Atlantic Records album that I find in the bins at a junk store, without much regard for the artist or the condition of the record, if it has one of the richly colored photographs that appear on many of the covers of that era. After I had accumulated a few of them, I took a look on the back and realized that Lee Friedlander was the photographer for these musician photos.
His photographs from the Jazz at Preservation Hall series are among my favorite album covers. They are similar to his work that appears in his Jazz People of New Orleans book, taken in New Orleans between 1957 and 1974.
I scanned and photographed the cover of Volume I featuring the Eureka Brass Band of New Orleans.