(a) Black record with black, orange, and white center label. Impulse! Logo around circumfrance of label, with title reading, in black type, [ART BLAKEY / AND HIS JAZZ MESSENGERS]. Held in a white paper sleeve. (b) Cardboard album cover holding the album (a). Front cover is mostly black reading [!!!!!impulse!!!!! art blakey*!!!!!jazz messengers!!!!!] at the top in blue, orange, green, and purple, with a color image of Art Blakey playing the drums underneath. Signed in green marker is Art's signature, positioned on the image of himself. In the bottom right corner of the front, in white type, reads [* COURTESY OF BLUE NOTE RECORDS, INC.]. Impulse logo sticker in top right corner of front. Interior is off-white with black type. Interior left side is a large black-and-white depiction of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers playing instruments, with the song lists for each side of the album below in two columns. Handwritten in the bottom right corner of this side, in black marker, reads [625, 62.5]. The interior right side is a three column text about Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers with an impulse! logo in the top right corner. Back cover is mostly black with a white vertical strip down the middle with the record title, and impulse logo, and [THE/NEW WAVE/OF JAZZ/IS ON/IMPULSE!/PRINTED IN U.S.A. A PRODUCT OF AM-PAR RECORD CORP.] in orange, black, and white type.
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