“As with everything Goldblum, he makes it sound effortless” Observer
“Though humour abounds, there’s also some serious musicianship on display, both from the mercurial Goldblum and his excellent band” Mojo
“Goldblum’s piano playing is dexterous” FT
“There’s an incredible energy to his playing” Sunday Times Magazine
“Moments of real magic” Independent
“Listening to Jeff Goldblum’s album makes me want to be a better man” NME
16 November 2018 (Toronto, ON) - On the eve of his first ever UK live show, Hollywood icon Jeff Goldblum, along with his long-time band The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, celebrate hitting the top spot of the UK Official Jazz & Blues Albums Chart with their debut LP, The Capitol Studios Sessions, released November 9 via Decca Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.
On hearing the news of his No.1 record Goldblum comments, “Excelsior!! I’m happy as a clam.”
Listen to The Capitol Studios Sessions HERE.
Goldblum has been playing the piano all his life and performing with his jazz band for the past 30 years, but it was only when he accompanied soul-jazz star Gregory Porter on BBC’s Graham Norton Show last year that the actor’s distinctive style and natural feel for the piano caught the attention of Decca record executives, who suggested he make an album.
Tom Lewis, Director of A&R for Decca says, “It has been so exciting reading people’s comments on social media as they discover Jeff’s brilliant, life-affirming album. This record immediately brings a smile to your face, and there are lots of people who need that right now. For a start we’ve decided to bike a complimentary copy over to No.10!”
On November 17, Jeff and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra play their first London gig, which has proved to be the hottest ticket in town. Selling out in minutes, it is one of four shows (with an extra performance added due to high demand) at Cadogan Hall and Ronnie Scott’s as part of the London Jazz Festival, with additional live dates in Paris and Berlin.
The atmosphere and energy of these shows is captured perfectly on the record. Produced by Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock, Madeleine Peyroux), The Capitol Studios Sessions is the realization of this idea: jazz and standards presented in a manner that dares to be high-spirited and to make you feel good. Along with Irish superstar Imelda May, American singer Hayley Reinhart and comedian Sarah Silverman on guest vocals, Goldblum and his band deliver the feel and the swing, and they make it fun, funny, and familiar. Those are words not often associated with jazz, though they still can be, and today with this No.1 album, we are reminded of that.
Follow Jeff Goldblum:
Sat 17th Nov London: Cadogan Hall (2 shows) as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival: www.efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk
Sun 18th Nov Paris: Le Trianon
Wed 21st Nov Berlin: Admiralspalast
Thurs 22nd Nov London: Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club (2 shows) as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival: www.efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk