Joe Jackson: New Album, Fall Tour Dates

DUKE ELLINGTON TRIBUTE ALBUM THE DUKE
OUT JUNE 26 ON RAZOR & TIE

Joe Jackson
In support of his upcoming album The Duke (out June 26 on Razor & Tie), Joe Jackson will soon be taking his stellar ensemble on the road for a Fall US tour. The touring band will include Regina Carter on violin, long-time Jackson collaborator, percussionist Sue Hadjopoulos, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Allison Cornell, Jesse Murphy on bass, Adam Rogers on guitar, and Nate Smith on drums.

The five-time Grammy nominee has also just unveiled the first track off the album, "I'm Beginning to See the Light." Jackson's rendition of the revered track consists of a medley of the three Duke Ellington classics, "I'm Beginning To See The Light," "Take the A Train" and "Cotton Tail," which premiered on The Huffington Post.

The Duke finds the iconoclastic English singer/composer/arranger/keyboardist interpreting 15 Ellington classics over the course of ten tracks, interspersing melodic and rhythmic elements of various compositions in a manner that's consistent with Ellington's own freewheeling approach. The album also features vocal appearances from punk icon Iggy Pop, R&B diva Sharon Jones, Iranian singer Sussan Deyhim, and Lilian Vieira of Brazilian/Dutch collective Zuco 103.

The musicians include two contemporary jazz stars, violinist Regina Carter and bassist Christian McBride; rock guitar hero Steve Vai; drummer Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson and other members of The Roots; and two of Jackson's old associates, guitarist Vinnie Zummo and percussionist Sue Hadjopoulos. Though The Duke is a tribute album, it's also very much a Joe Jackson album, consistent with his long-standing sense of musical adventure.

Joe Jackson Tour Dates

  • 09/15: Bethesda, MD - Music Centre at Strathmore
  • 09/16: Greenville, SC – Peace Center Hall
  • 09/18: Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
  • 09/19: Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre
  • 09/21: New York, NY – Town Hall
  • 09/22: New York, NY – Town Hall
  • 09/25: Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre
  • 09/27: Ann Arbor, MI – Michigan Theater
  • 09/28: Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
  • 09/29: Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
  • 10/02: Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
  • 10/04: Saratoga, CA – The Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre at Montalvo
  • 10/05: San Francisco, CA – Nob Hill Masonic Center
  • 10/06: Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre

    Tracklisting

  • 1. Isfahan
  • 2. Caravan
  • 3. I'm Beginning To See The Light – Take The A Train
  • 4. Mood Indigo
  • 5. Rockin' In Rhythm
  • 6. I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues – Do Nothin' Till
  • 7. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
  • 8. Perdido – Satin Doll
  • 9. The Mooche – Black and Tan Fantasy
  • 10. It Don't Mean A Thing (If You Ain't Got That Swing)

    Joe Jackson Tour Dates :: Joe Jackson News

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    [Published on: 5/8/12]

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