Monday, April 26, 2010

ESP-Disk, 1967

A very cool label from Steve Lacy's great album The Forest and the Zoo on ESP-Disk. The image is a detail from the photo on the back of the album cover, an awesome black and white shot of Lacy, painter Bob Thompson--who did the amazing cover--and bassist Johnny Dyani taken in Rome in 1966. The record also features the Italian trumpeter Enrico Rava and the South African drummer Louis Moholo, a bandate of Dyani's from the Blue Notes.

1 comment:

  1. Great label, and what a fantastic cover painting. I really love the artwork on ESP. I learned about Howard Bernstein's design work from a post on this blog a couple of months back, his stuff blows me away.