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