Alexander Jarman

From Fashion to Jazz

Alexander Jarman
From Fashion to Jazz

This week's featured album art comes from tenor saxophonist Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis. Afro-Jaws was released in 1961 on the Riverside Label. The photography for the cover was provided by Donald Silverstein, who worked for Vogue in Europe during the 1960s and 70s. He is perhaps best known for the iconic portraits he took of Jimi Hendrix and his band (one of which was used for the inner sleeve of their album Axis Bold as Love). Silverstein took photographs of many Riverside artists, including Bill Evans, Cannonball Adderley, and Sonny Rollins, just to name a few. The visual pun that Silverstein created relates both to Davis' nickname and to the cultural content of the album, which featured Afro-Cuban compositions.  Title track is below for your listening pleasure.