Elsewhere Art . . . the Modern Jazz Quartet

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Elsewhere Art . . . the Modern Jazz Quartet

This art was just absurd . . . as absurd in a way as the fact the buttoned-down, besuited and ineffably cool Modern Jazz Quartet would briefly appear on the Beatles' Apple label for two albums in the late Sixties.

The American group seemed incongruous on a label launched the wake of Sgt Pepper and which was scooping up oddballs or releasing Lennon and Harrison's vanity projects.

But there they were, oddities for their conservatism in a very odd world.

So setting them off in their Brooks Brothers suits against the colourful design/music troupe The Fool who were part of the Apple extended family of charlatans and hippies was just fun.

I needed to make the more obvious Apple connection via the distinctive logo, so why not Ringo's single which was neither hippie nor jazz? It was a rather good country song full of sentiment and sadness as only Ringo could deliver.

So three very different images, all of which were contemporaneous.

It really was an odd time.

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