The book was not about the music but about the striking imagery of Reid Miles who did much to create the look and feel of a Blue Note album. Through his work and the photography of Francis Wolff Blue Note records had a unique look that just spoke of cool.
I found this book endlessly fascinating. Given that the work of Alfred Lion and Rudy Van Gelder was of such a high standard you can actually judge a CD by its cover. Blue Note was the standard bearer of Hard Bop and you can pick up just about any disc and enjoy it.
I've discovered artists I have never heard of just from the images from this book.