PJ-1 / PJ-20
The new Pacific Jazz series returned to the PJ prefix numbering the releases that had been used when the company was launched in 1952, sans the LP designation. The original logo that had occupied two lines on the record label was modified so that it occupied a single line as seen in the examples below. The distinctive dime store font that Roy Harte used for the original logo was retained.
The new PJ releases included sessions that had been released previously in the PJLP, 1200 and PJM series. Art Blakey’s RITUAL session was released for third time as PJ-15 with a new jacket, but the pressings were leftover from the 1200 series release as WP-1275 with the World Pacific logo.
The initial design for the new PJ label included a narrow band through the center of the label with the side and matrix information on one side with the World Pacific logo (quite small) occupying the other side.
ALL FRONT COVER PHOTOS,
GRAPHICS, AND REAR LINER NOTES
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