Lost Cat NYC finds Alan Douglas: Check out these Douglas-inspired limited-edition sketch books!

By on July 28, 2017

A new limited-edition series of sketch books, inspired by legendary music producer Alan Douglas, are available now at Lost Cat NYC.

Alan Douglas is a visionary 20th Century music producer who consistently pushed the boundaries of jazz, rock & everything in between.

Douglas’s iconic work with Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, Jerry Garcia, Last Poets, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, John McLaughlin and many others helped define an era of protest, rebellion, disillusionment and love.

Most importantly, Douglas helped artists imagine, and he inspired us to do the same.

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Each design is a hand-numbered limited edition of 125, with graphics inspired by three historic albums he produced for Malcolm X, New York City Band, and Allen Ginsberg.

The cover featured in the video above is an homage to the New York City Band, led by Luther Vandross.

Douglas brought together Vandross and a team of stellar musicians for the creation of this energetic record in 1979.

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The cover of the Malcolm X sketch book is an homage to By Any Means Necessary, an album of Malcom X’s renowned speech at the Organization of Afro-American Unity founding rally on June 28, 1964. Douglas believed in Malcolm X and his struggle for social change, producing his spoken word albums and a collection of texts on his behalf.

The cover of the Allen Ginsberg sketch book is an homage to Ginsberg’s Thing, a spoken word album of Alan Ginsberg’s 1967 poetry reading at The Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy. Douglas produced and published the record in 1969.

Lost Cat NYC teamed up with Douglas Daughters — founded by Alan’s daughters, Kirby Veevers and Solo Douglas Rubenstein — to make this series of sketch and notebooks. Their company manages his catalog and helps keep his legacy relevant.

Visit Douglas Daughters for more information.

Read more at Lost Cat NYC here.

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