Jeff Goldblum releasing new LP w/ Fiona Apple & more (listen to Sharon Van Etten collab)
Actor and all-around cool cat Jeff Goldblum is, as you may know, also a musician, performing and recording with his jazz band The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra. They released their debut album, The Capitol Studio Sessions, in 2017, and now they've announced a follow-up, I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This, due out November 1 via Decca Records. Jeff brought in a very exciting array of guests to feature on the new LP, starting with Sharon Van Etten, who he performed with at this year's Glastonbury Festival. The Irving Berlin standard they played, which was made famous by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the 1936 musical Follow the Fleet, "Let’s Face The Music And Dance," is the album's first single, and you can listen to it below. Sharon sounds right at home belting out the jazz tune, and it's a delightful collaboration.
Other guests on the album include Fiona Apple, who joins Jeff on the 1954 Frank Sinatra hit "Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me;" Anna Calvi, who appear on a mash-up of Wes Montgomery’s "Four on Six" and Marianne Faithful’s "Broken English;" The Bird & The Bee's Inara George, for Sonny & Cher's "The Beat Goes On;" and Los Angeles jazz singer Gina Saputo, on Dick Jurgens and Eddy Howard's 1939 track "If I Knew Then." Two more guest vocalists are still to be announced.
Jeff doesn't have a full tour with the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra at the moment, but he is playing a couple of shows later this month in Texas. See all of his upcoming dates below.
Jeff Goldblum and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra: 2019 Tour
SEP 19 Annette Strauss Square Dallas, TX
SEP 20 Jones Hall for the Performing Arts Houston, TX