Bryan Ferry introduces ‘The Jazz Age’ at Annabel’s

Posted by Dean Piper On November 24th, 2012

With Christmas coming up there’s a great new album for the festive season. I’m loving Bryan Ferry’s new album The Jazz Age. All his biggest hits reworked with an orchestra and with a twist – they’re all instrumentals.
Bryan invited me down to Annabel’s this week to his star studded dinner to launch the album. Valentino mingled with Philip Treacy, Mario Testino nattered to Gary Kemp and Michelle Rodriguez made an appearnce late in the night. The party was hosted by The Vinyl factory and we all slurped Johnnie Walker Blue Label cocktails. Bryan told me why he decided to record a voiceless album with the jazz theme. He said: “After 40 years of making records, both in and out of Roxy Music, I thought now might be an interesting moment to revisit some of these songs, and approach them as instrumentals in the style of that magical 1920s period, bringing a new and different life to these songs – a life without words.”
Bryan’s a lovely man and the album is a real winner.

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