Fast Forward – Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson‘s latest album drops tomorrow October 2nd. Fast Forward features four sets of four songs recorded in four different cities New York, New Orleans, Berlin and Amsterdam each with different supporting musicians, including Bill Frissell, Regina Carter, members of Galactic and Zuco103, and the 14-year old singer Mitchell Sink (from the Broadway musical “Matilda.”) .

In addition to 14 new Jackson songs, the album features two covers (Television s See No Evil & the classic German song Good Bye Jonny. )

SESSION 1: NEW YORK

Jackson has called New York home for many years.  He recorded these tracks with Bill Frisell on guitar, Brian Blade on drums, his longtime bassist Graham Maby, and jazz violin star Regina Carter. Along with three originals including the album’s title track, these sessions also feature a cover of Television’s “See No Evil.”

SESSION 2: AMSTERDAM

Distinguished by the most diverse instrumentation of the four sessions, Jackson is joined on these songs by frequent collaborators Stefan Kruger and Stefan Schmid from the band Zuco 103, the Concertgebouw orchestra, and the project’s only guest vocalist, 14-year-old Mitchell Sink (from the cast of the Broadway musical “Matilda.”)

SESSION 3: BERLIN

Berlin is Jackson’s second home, and he recorded here with two expatriate American musicians: acoustic bass master Greg Cohen (Tom Waits, Ornette Coleman, Bob Dylan) and Tindersticks drummer Earl Harvin. These sessions produced the album’s second cover, Jackson’s modern English take on the 1930s German ‘Kabarett’ song “Good Bye Jonny.”

SESSION 4: NEW ORLEANS

Jackson traveled to one of his favorite cities, New Orleans, to record with an all-local cast including three members of the funk band Galactic – drummer Stanton Moore, bassist Robert Mercurio, and guitarist Jeff Raines – and a horn section led by saxophonist Donald Harrison.

‘Fast Forward’ tracklist (all songs written by Joe Jackson unless noted)

New York

1. Fast Forward

2. If It Wasn’t For You

3. See No Evil (Tom Verlaine)

4. Kings Of The City

Amsterdam

5. A Little Smile

6. Far Away

7. So You Say

8. Poor Thing

Berlin

9. Junkie Diva

10. If I Could See Your Face

11. The Blue Time

12. Good Bye Jonny (Peter Kreuder and Hans Fritz Beckmann)

New Orleans

13. Neon Rain

14. Satellite

15. Keep On Dreaming

16. Ode To Joy

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