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Bryan Ferry "Don't Stop The Dance" from The Jazz Age

Talking about exotic cool cocktails, here is Bryan Ferry releasing the first single for a collection of some of Ferry’s classics re-interpretated with the spirit of dixieland, The Jazz Age.

Brian Ferry is celebrating this way his 40 years of an amazing musical career, he put together his own jazz orchestra formed with many British musicians that collaborated on his 1930’s tribute album As Times Goes By, the team included the musical director Colin Good who worked with him an the new arrangements for his selection of songs to remake. I like the description of the promo that says “Ferry has created a soundtrack for those endlesschampagne-fuelled parties documented by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and for a whole new generation –The Jazz Age is pure Gatsbyesque bliss.”

About this album Ferry says “I started my musical journey listening to a fair bit of jazz, mainly instrumental, and from diverse and contrasting periods (…) I loved the way the great soloists would pick up a tune and shake it up – go somewhere completely different – and then return gracefully back to the melody, as if nothing had happened. This seemed to me to reach a sublime peak with the music of Charlie Parker, and later Ornette Colman.  More recently, I have been drawn back to the roots, to the weird and wonderful music of the 1920s – the decade that became known as The Jazz Age (…) After forty years of making records, both in and out of Roxy Music, I thought now might be an interesting moment to revisit some of these songs, and approach them as instrumentals in the style of that magical period. I would like to thank Colin Good and the other outstanding musicians featured on this record (most of who played on his earlier tribute to the 1930s, the album ‘As Time Goes By’) for bringing a new and different life to these songs – a life without words”.

The Jazz Age produced by Bryan Ferry and Rhett Davies will be released on November 26th on 10” vinyl edition, and 12” vinyl, also CD, and digital, labeled on BMG.

Listen to “Don’t Stop The Dance”, an 80’s classic teloported to the 20’s.

Tracklisting

1. Do The Strand.

2. Love Is The Drug.

3. Don’t Stop The Dance.

4. Just Like You.

5. Avalon.

6. The Bogus Man.

7. Slave To Love.

8. This Is Tomorrow.

9. The Only Face.

10. I Thought.

12. Virginia Plain.

13. This Island Earth.

 

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