J-10126/PJ-10132 MONO &
ST-20126/ST-20150 STEREO JACKETS
Dick Bock resurrected the “PJ” prefix for his new Pacific Jazz series in 1960 when a new assemblage of jazz artists joined the label and once more established Pacific Jazz / World Pacific as a leading label on the west coast.
The two digit designation that Bock began the new PJ series transitioned to a five digit number with the release of The Jazz Crusaders CHILE CON SOUL (PJ-10092 and ST-20092). PJ-10100 and ST-20100 were skipped in the progression and the next release after PJ-10099 and ST-20099 received the PJ-10101 and ST-20101 designation.
Woody Woodward’s album composition utilized a single design layout for the cover with the mono and stereo numbers placed so that the jacket fabricator could position the artwork so that the stereo number was folded over the top for the mono release and lowered for the stereo release. The latter would lower the primary album art to the bottom edge as seen in this group of covers.
The mono/stereo release practice ended with PJ/ST 10132/20132, The Gerald Wilson Orchestra, Everywhere. The positioning of the cover also ceased in this series with a MONO LP sticker placed over the stereo release number. Later releases in the Jazz Milestones series were reprocessed mono into faux stereo.
The interior liner notes were uniform for both the mono and stereo releases on these gatefold releases.
ALL FRONT COVER PHOTOS,
GRAPHICS, AND REAR LINER NOTES
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