Director • Producer • Editor • Animator

Summary When asked to visualize what jazz looks like, you might picture bold typography, two tone photography, and minimalist graphic design. If you did, you’re recalling the work of a jazz label that single-handedly defined the “look” of jazz music in the 1950s and 1960s, Blue Note.

I interviewed Michael Cuscuna, a longtime archivist of Blue Note contact sheets, who deconstructed the adventurous and highly creative photographs that became the backdrop to some of jazz’s most iconic album covers.


Story Editor
Mona Lalwani

Associate Producer
Marie Cascione

Kim Mas 

Additional Animation
Gina Barton