The cover image for LUNA is of my dearly departed dog, Luna. A brilliant and beautiful creature, she was a Landseer Newfoundland/Great Pyrenees mix that my former wife and I adopted from a shelter in Austin, TX in 2009. This picture of her was taken by me in 2016 in our Nashville, TN home. As you can see, she knew how to strike a pose. If you expand the image wide enough, you can see my reflection in her eye. I’m grateful that we’re together on LUNA.
Speaking of the cover, the artwork for LUNA, is a wonderful collaboration between me and my dear friend, Rolando Alvarado. Rolando has an amazing eye and talent for bringing together color and design. Rolando was essential in transforming the image of Luna into the cover for LUNA.
Moving from visual to sound, LUNA came to life sonically under the steady hands and wicked ears of Matthew Saccuccimorano. Matt mixed and mastered the record from his wizard workshop, aka Scaramanga Industries, in Ithaca, NY. LUNA wouldn’t be what it is without Matt.
Ms. Jennifer Sands. Friend, lover, confidante, gourmet chef, possessor of a magnificent musical ear. Jen is exactly who I needed beside me as I made LUNA. She may not have been there for every note played (and every curse screamed), but her spirit is in the sounds and words. Jen kept my head and heart in the best possible place so I could create LUNA.
Thank you. JZ ❤️