Jeff Goldblum announces has reunited with Grammy-winning singing sensation Gregory Porter for the next single from his forthcoming album, I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This, recorded with his long-time band The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra and released by Decca Records on 1 November. The duo join forces for the popular 1960s number ‘Make Someone Happy’, with the singer’s irresistible velvet voice perfectly complemented by Goldblum’s laid-back groove. You can check the track out below.
Jeff Goldblum says: “There are a lot of great singers, both past and present, and the truly classic ones have that unmistakeable sound that grabs you immediately. Gregory Porter is one of those singers. His humanity and musicianship burn brighter than a super nova. I’m honoured to have met him, played with him and I’m wildly happy that he’s on our new record, with ‘Make Someone Happy’.”
The two artists first met by chance in an airport, bonded over a mutual respect and admiration, then performed together soon after on BBC One’s Graham Norton Show. It was while accompanying the chart-topping, soul-jazz star on television that Goldblum’s distinctive style and natural feel for the piano caught the attention of Decca record executives, who immediately travelled to Los Angeles to sign him. This is the first time the friends have recorded together, and it will surely make a lot of people happy.
Porter joins an impressive line-up of extraordinary guest duet partners gathered together by Jeff for his new record, including Sharon Van Etten and Anna Calvi, announced last month.
Vice President of Decca Records, Tom Lewis, said, “Jeff Goldblum is the Pied Piper of Jazz. He has lured an incredible array of indie, soul and pop kids away from their existing musical homes and led them towards his magical world of jazz. The album is full of sass, cool, swing and vim. We’re so lucky to have Jeff Goldblum in our musical lives.”
This summer, Jeff Goldblum’s live set at Glastonbury 2019 was hailed as one of the festival’s iconic moments and, with this new single, he is delighted to keep sharing his passion for jazz and his nifty piano skills with the world.