We’re very grateful to noted author, critic, and jazz historian Wanda Waterman for her kind words about our latest album.
In this digital age of instant gratification and the expectation of music for free, an idea as old-fashioned as the CD (wink) needs to be dressed up with something special. That’s why we decided to offer Jack’s Cats fans The State of Swing encased with full liner notes in a signed, limited edition (only 500!), letterpress art sleeve.
Letterpress is an archaic printing process enjoying a revival as a fine craft because of its crisp reproduction, tactile impressions on the printed page, and organic one-of-a-kind results. Jack’s Cats was thrilled when Gloria Kondrup — a good friend who just happens to be a world-class letterpress artist — offered to design and print our packaging.
Here’s how we did it; we think you’ll love the result.
We are thrilled to announce Jack’s Cats’ original song, “Ain’t Gonna Be Blue” will be featured on The CW Network‘s hit show, “Riverdale” episode fifty-four, “Fear the Reaper.” Tune in to the fun on April 24th. Our studio version of this tune — and thirteen others — are on Jack’s Cats brand new album, “The State of Swing.”