This project is a creative collaboration between S+S and talented illustrator, Valerie Hennessy. The art reflects the music style of this album. As a result, it is an abstract illustration of jazz musical instrument that’s harmoniously blended together in a warm cozy atmosphere. Our goal is to create a finished packaging that is creative, melodic, soulful and playful. We also use free hand style font for the title. It is expressive, and has hand painted feel to it.
The design style also carries through to the back of the CD packaging and the CD itself. We arranged the tracks in circular direction. As a result, it maximize the legibility without breaking the harmonious flow of the design.
“Gerry consistently displays the rare talent of being to play both jazz and classical pieces with equal sensitivity, understanding, and freedom… The excellent musicianship, constant creativity, and wide variety in repertoire make “Thinking of Some Other Time” an enjoyable listen.”
– Scott Yanow, jazz journalist/historian and author of 11 books