|recently discovered Apollo 11 photo ;)|
Jazz musicians in general have always been a socially aware bunch, highly sensitive to political and world occurrences, good and bad; their music often reflecting or even portraying these events. The excitement generated from moon missions and the eventual landing on the moon by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin inspired some marvelously spacey jazz (and album covers) from 1959 to 1969. Below are some of the best examples!
Brother Jack McDuff - "Oblighetto" from "Moon Rappin'" (1969)
Modern Jazz Quartet - "Visitor from Venus" from "Space" (1969)
Quincy Jones - "Killer Joe" from "Walking in Space" (1969)
Collins/Shepley Galaxy - "Module 3" from "Time, Space and the Blues" (1970)