Iconic Hollywood star turned renowned jazz pianist Jeff Goldblum has released a new video for ‘My Baby Just Cares For Me’, which features on his album recorded with his long-time band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, The Capitol Studio Sessions. You can watch the video above.
Goldblum has played piano since he was a child and has explored his love of jazz with shows in Los Angeles and New York in recent years. When not filming, he hosts a weekly jazz variety show at Rockwell Table & Stage In Los Angeles, which showcases both his musical dexterity and improv comedy talent, and has become a favourite event with both locals and A-listers.
As uDiscover Music previously reported, The Capitol Studio Sessions recreates the atmosphere of those Rockwell shows, with the famed Capitol Studios transformed into a jazz club for the recording, with food and drink served to an invited live audience of Rockwell regulars, friends and family. The Capitol Studio Sessions was produced by the esteemed Larry Klein, widely respected for his work with Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock, Madeleine Peyroux and others.
“I love improvising and that feeling of communication and interplay,” says Goldblum. “It’s one of the cornerstones of my acting technique. I see my music in the same way.”
Goldblum’s version of the evergreen ‘My Baby Just Cares For Me’ features a guest appearance from vocalist Haley Reinhart. The album’s repertoire also includes the 1960s jazz favourites ‘Cantaloupe Island’ and ’I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free)’ and Nat ‘King’ Cole’s 1940s original ‘Straighten Up & Fly Right,’ which features guest vocals by Irish singer-songwriter Imelda May.
The Capitol Studio Sessions is out on 9 November and can be bought here.
Jeff Goldblum plays the following shows:
Saturday 17 November: London, Cadogan Hall (EFG London Jazz Festival)
Sunday 18 November: Paris, Le Trianon
Wednesday 21 November: Berlin, Admiralspalast
Thursday 22 November: London, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club (2 shows).