Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker SIGNED 1953 Vintage Pacific Jazz 7" EP Album Cover [SOLD]
Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker SIGNED 1953 Vintage Pacific Jazz 7" EP Album Cover  [SOLD]
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Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker SIGNED Vintage Album Cover for The Gerry Mulligan Quartet, Pacific Jazz, EP4-7, 1953, photo-collage album art by William Claxton. A gate-fold 7" double EP set, boldly SIGNED in blue ink (and dated 1956) on the gate-fold photograph by trumpeter Chet Baker, by baritone saxophonist and leader of the Quartet, Gerry Mulligan, and by bassist Carson Smith who joined the Quartet in late December of 1953, replacing Bob Whitlock. Tracks for the double EP derive from just the fifth 10" LP released by the fledgling record company which was founded by Richard Bock in 1952, specifically to record the Mulligan Quartet. These early Pacific Jazz recordings made the band one of the most popular and influential of the West Coast Jazz movement and catapulted Baker and Mulligan to international fame. The William Claxton photo design used on this release was one of his earliest record cover assignments and is a rare and uncharacteristic dark-room generated collage, radically different from the classic album cover portrait studies for which Claxton was to gain renown. Wear and rubbing to gatefold spine, hint of tape residue to bottom edge of front panel, touch of soiling to rear panel, else about near fine. Signatures are fine without loss, fading or brushing. One of the two records is included, intact and playable. A very scarce and historically significant signed jazz collectible. J1828

Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker SIGNED 1953 Vintage Pacific Jazz 7" EP Album Cover  [SOLD]
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Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker SIGNED 1953 Vintage Pacific Jazz 7" EP Album Cover  [SOLD]
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Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker SIGNED 1953 Vintage Pacific Jazz 7" EP Album Cover  [SOLD]
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Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker SIGNED 1953 Vintage Pacific Jazz 7" EP Album Cover  [SOLD]
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Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker SIGNED 1953 Vintage Pacific Jazz 7" EP Album Cover  [SOLD]
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Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker SIGNED 1953 Vintage Pacific Jazz 7" EP Album Cover  [SOLD]
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Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker SIGNED 1953 Vintage Pacific Jazz 7" EP Album Cover  [SOLD]
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Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker SIGNED 1953 Vintage Pacific Jazz 7" EP Album Cover  [SOLD]
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