DR. LONNIE SMITH ALL IN MY MIND
For Dr. Lonnie Smith’s All in My Mind, an album produced by Don Was, Capitol asked me to design the digital cover and a softpak. A connoisseur of foot-tapping grooves, sophisticated harmonic voicings, indelible melodicism and ethereal atmospherics, Smith wanted to record All in My Mind in a live setting because, as he says, “It’s so hard to capture what I’m feeling at the moment in the studio. Hearing me live is catching me playing in the moment. It’s a good vibe. It’s a loving situation.” So to capture this “of the moment” album, we set out to create album art that captures Smith’s introspective, almost mystical approach to music. The final product is something that truly reflects the 2017 NEA Jazz Master’s music, philosophy and overall appeal.