FEATURING VOCALS BY JEFF GOLDBLUM AND GUEST APPEARANCES BY MILEY CYRUS, SHARON VAN ETTEN, ANNA CALVI,
FIONA APPLE, GREGORY PORTER, INARA GEORGE, AND GINA SAPUTO
After his live set being hailed as one of Glastonbury 2019’s most iconic moments this summer, Jeff Goldblum is now thrilled to release his second studio album. With his long-time band The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, the enticingly-titled album I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This is out today, and it features an impressive array of surprising duet guests.
With last year’s debut – which was met with glowing reviews and landed the Hollywood icon a No.1 jazz album in both the UK and US – Goldblum was described in The Times as performing an important service by “reminding us that jazz should be allowed to be fun”. With playing that is “as loose and improvisational as his acting” (Daily Telegraph) Goldblum yet again brings his on-screen charisma and eccentricities to the piano, with a style that is totally unique.
But before his closing lullaby, Goldblum has assembled an extraordinary gang of vocalists from all walks of musical life, some of whom reveal their jazz voices for the very first time. Following the triumphant Glastonbury performance, acclaimed singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten stars on the first single, Irving Berlin’s classic number Let’s Face The Music and Dance. Then, perhaps even more unexpected, joining Jeff for the sultry song The Thrill Is Gone is none other than pop sensation Miley Cyrus, with her powerful and characterful vocals sensitively accompanied by Jeff in his inimitable style.
You can check that track out below, and also the Sonny & Cher favorite The Beat Goes On. This is sung by American singer-songwriter Inara George.
What!? Sonny & Cher? We were totally thinking about the Orbit version.
The star line-up goes on. Grammy-winning singing sensation Gregory Porter brings his irresistible velvet voice to the second single Make Someone Happy as the pair are reunited, after first performing together on BBC One’s Graham Norton Show. Brit Award and Mercury Prize nominee Anna Calvi lends her smoky vocals to a clever mash-up of Wes Montgomery’s Four on Six and Marianne Faithful’s Broken English. The 1954 Frank Sinatra hit Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me features Grammy Award-winning Fiona Apple, and the 1939 hit If I Knew Then is recorded here with one of LA’s most in demand jazz singers, Gina Saputo.
In between the variety of world-class vocalists, instrumental tracks such as Herbie Hancock’s “Driftin” and Lalo Schifrin’s “The Cat” show off the band’s dazzling jazz licks.
The album cover image was shot at Frank Sinatra’s house and shows Goldblum playing the white baby-grand on a floating stage in the middle of the piano shaped swimming pool.
Recorded in the heart of Hollywood, at Henson Recording Studios (home to records from Herb Alpert, John Lennon, The Carpenters, Joni Mitchell and Carole King), with I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This Jeff Goldblum and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra again deliver the feel and the swing like no one else.