Friday, September 27, 2013

David Stone Martin

David Stone Martin (1913–1992), born David Livingstone Martin, was an influential American artist best known for his illustrations on jazz record albums. 
He attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was greatly influenced by the line art of Ben Shahn. By 1950, Martin had produced more than 100 covers.

Album covers 
Verve cover illustration of Billie Holiday by David Stone Martin
All or Nothing at All, Billie Holiday, Verve
The Astaire Story, Fred Astaire, Clef
Billie Holiday Sings, Clef
Bird & Diz, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, Clef
Buddy and Sweets, Norgran
An Evening with Billie Holiday, Clef
Jazz Giant, Bud Powell, Norgran
Lester Young Trio, Mercury
Lester Young with the Oscar Peterson Trio, Norgran
Love Is a Gentle Thing, Harry Belafonte, RCA
Oscar Peterson Plays Duke Ellington, Clef
Oscar Peterson Plays Porgy & Bess, Verve
Piano Interpretations by Bud Powell, Norgran
Piano Solos, Bud Powell, Clef
Piano Solos #2, Bud Powell, Clef
Sing and Swing with Buddy Rich, Norgran
Swinging Brass with the Oscar Peterson Trio, Verve
These Are the Blues, Ella Fitzgerald, Verve
Toshiko's Piano, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Norgran

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