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Booker Ervin with Dexter Gordon et al. – Setting the Pace album art

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Nov 8th, 2020. Artwork published in .
    Booker Ervin with Dexter Gordon et al. – Setting the Pace album art 1
    Source: https://www.ebay.com owenscarlet (edited). License: All Rights Reserved.

    Setting the Pace is an album by saxophonists Dexter Gordon and Booker Ervin. It was recorded in Munich in 1965 and released by Prestige Records in 1967.

    The tightly packed biform face appears to be Bailey Bold. A showing in the Letter-Fan (1969) suggests as much, except for the fact that Bailey is presented without any capital forms other than one alternate G. The capital/biform glyphs used here, for B D J K R V X, are neither included in Bailey Bold nor in California Caps, which was suggested by Lettergraphics as a matching uppercase companion.

    [Edit: This isn’t Bailey, but Pacella Graphic Biform, drawn by Vincent Pacella for Photo-Lettering in or before 1965. See my comment to the post about Miles Davis – Greatest Hits.]

    Don Schlitten did not only produce the album, he also takes credit for the photography and the design.

    [More info on Discogs]

    Booker Ervin with Dexter Gordon et al. – Setting the Pace album art 2
    Source: https://londonjazzcollector.wordpress.com LondonJazzCollector. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Booker Ervin with Dexter Gordon et al. – Setting the Pace album art 3
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    Booker Ervin with Dexter Gordon et al. – Setting the Pace album art 4
    Source: https://www.rootsvinylguide.com Roots Vinyl Guide. License: All Rights Reserved.

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