Jazz Ltd.

Jazz Ltd. (U.S.A.) / 1949

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Design: A very striking image, featuring large-scale outline lettering for the label name, given a third dimension by a heavy shadow, and asymmetrically linked to a primitive, humanoid-looking image that seems to have been inspired by aboriginal petroglyphs.

History: Label scan courtesy of collector Georg Richter of Germany. Jazz Ltd. was a club for jazz enthusiasts which opened in Chicago in 1947, being the first of such to be owned by a musician (Bill Reinhart), and continuing into the mid-1970s.

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