A year before, Murphy had invited his former teacher Josef Albers to collaborate on a series of record covers which likewise feature patterns made from geometric shapes like circles and rectangles. For the cover shown here, Murphy did the art himself.
Lew Davies (1911–1968) was a bandleader, composer and arranger in New York City. In 1961, Davies and his orchestra released another album with Command. For the cover of Strange Interlude, Murphy asked S. Neil Fujita to create the art.