6 November 2007
My cover art for Blue Note Japan is out now. Sunday Blue is a compilation of chilled Blue Note tracks selected by Toshio Matsuura. Toshio contacted me back in June with a brief to do the cover. It was a refreshing experience working with a client that cares about how things look as well as contributing some good direction and ideas.
The tracklist is excellent and it was playing constantly while I put the image together. The Ronnie Foster track is the one that does it for me! Here's the complete list:
Gene Harris - Latinfunklovesong
Bobbi Humphrey - Please Set Me At Ease
John Lee & Gerry Brown - Love the Way You Make Me Feel
Ronnie Foster - What Happened To The Sunshine
Gene Harris - Beginnings
Donald Byrd - Places & Spaces
Eddie Henderson - Inside You
Marlena Shaw - Feel Like Makin' Love
Maxi Anderson - Let Him In
Bobby Hutcherson - Love Song
Horace Silver - The Mohican And The Great Spirit
Chico Hamilton - The Morning Side of Love
Moacir Santos - April Child
Also worth checking Toshio's Seven Eleven Radio show.
If you're in the UK you'll be able to get a copy of Sunday Blue through Juno Records.
A print of this illustration is available to buy now from my website: