Bryan Ferry will release his new album “THE JAZZ AGE” in the UK on 26th November 2012.
If there was ever a musical icon and a decade destined to come together it is Bryan Ferry and the roaring 20’s. The artist – a creative powerhouse, with a dazzling career of endless surprise, delight and innovation; the Decade – a time of turbulent decadence, modernity, mayhem and the era of the bright young things – each driven on by the Thrill Of It All.
So what better way to celebrate and mark the 40th year anniversary of Ferry’s incredible career as a singer and songwriter, than by rearranging his own compositions and have them performed in a 1920’s style by his very own Jazz Orchestra?
It began as an idea, fuelled by Ferry’s fascination of that time between the wars known as “The Jazz Age”. He decided the songs were to be all completely instrumental reinterpretations.
‘Most of the music I listen to nowadays is instrumental,” he explains “and I wanted to let my songs have a different life, a life without words’.
He put together his very own jazz orchestra comprised of many of the great British jazz players from his past tribute to the 1930’s’, the album ‘As Time Goes By – including his long-term musical director Colin Good, with whom Ferry worked closely on these new arrangements.
The 13 songs have been chosen from 11 albums, from his very first release ‘Roxy Music’ (1972) to his recent solo record ‘Olympia’ (2010)
The album is now available to pre-order in the UK from AMAZON & PLAY.
Produced by Bryan Ferry and Rhett Davies, ‘The Jazz Age’ will be released on Monday, 26th November 2012 on Vinyl, CD and Digital editions.