In My Room (album)

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In My Room
In My Room (album).jpg
Studio album by
Released1 July 2016 (2016-07-01)
GenreJazz
Length58:52
Label
ProducerJacob Collier
Jacob Collier chronology
In My Room
(2016)
Djesse Vol. 1
(2018)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
The Irish Times4/5 stars[1]
The Guardian4/5 stars[3]
AllMusic6/10 stars[2]
The Times3/5 stars[4]

In My Room is the debut jazz album by Jacob Collier and was released 1 July 2016.[1][5][6] The album is a collection of original pieces and covers, including a cover of "In My Room", a song by the Beach Boys.[3][6][7] In February 2017, two of the songs on this album won Grammy Awards: Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella for the Stevie Wonder song "You and I" and Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals for a cover of "Flintstones", the theme song from the 1960s television series The Flintstones.[8][9][10] For this album, Jacob won the 2016 Jazz FM "Digital Initiative of the Year".[11] It also was number one on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts.[5][12]

He began working on the album in late 2015, after performing with the WDR Big Band in a concert in Cologne, Germany.[13][14] He arranged, recorded and produced the album entirely on his own, playing every instrument heard in the album.[7] As part of the creation of the album, he created a new instrument called the "Harmoniser", a synthesiser which samples the voice of an artist in real time, so that the artist can sing harmonies live.[7][11][15][16] Out of the eleven songs on the album, he wrote eight. The album was recorded and mixed in a three-month period[17] in the music room of his family home in London, England, hence the title. The album cover is an image of the family music room, with several of the instruments used in the album. It was mastered by Bernie Grundman.[18] Following the release, Collier embarked on a world tour with his one-man show, which included playing at the 2016 Montreux Jazz Festival.[19]

Track listing[edit]

All songs performed, arranged, recorded and produced entirely by Jacob Collier, in his room.[20]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Woke Up Today"Jacob Collier4:40
2."In My Room"4:49
3."Hideaway"Collier6:52
4."You and I"Stevie Wonder4:20
5."Down The Line"Collier6:39
6."Now And Then I Think About You"Collier0:53
7."Saviour"Collier6:08
8."Hajanga"Collier6:03
9."Flintstones"3:10
10."In The Real Early Morning"Collier6:09
11."Don’t You Know"Collier9:09
Total length:58:52

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from album's liner notes.[20]

  • Jacob Collier – vocals, instruments, arrangements, engineering, and producing
  • Ben Bloomberg – balance engineer
  • Alfredo Pasquel – assistant engineer
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering engineer

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Peak
position
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[21] 10
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[22] 50
US Top Jazz Albums (Billboard)[23] 3
US Top Contemporary Jazz Albums (Billboard)[12] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Larkin, Cormac (11 August 2016). "Jacob Collier - In My Room album review: the hype is deserved". The Irish Times. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  2. ^ Donelson, Marcy. "In My Room - Jacob Collier | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b Fordham, John (30 June 2016). "Jacob Collier: In My Room review – dazzling exuberance and virtuosity". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  4. ^ Pearson, Chris (22 July 2016). "Jazz: Jacob Collier: In My Room". The Times. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  5. ^ a b Calabrese, Chris (16 May 2017). "Case Study: Jacob Collier "In My Room"". The Daily Rind. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  6. ^ a b Moon, Tom (23 June 2016). "Review: Jacob Collier, 'In My Room'". npr. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  7. ^ a b c Sime, Ian (19 August 2016). "CD review: Jacob Collier, In My Room (Membran)". York Press. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  8. ^ Quincy Jones (1 May 2017). "Jacob Collier GRAMMY Speech 2017" – via YouTube.
  9. ^ Jennings, Maddy (15 February 2017). "Jacob Collier Wins Two Grammy Awards". TenEighty. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  10. ^ Kenny, Christina (18 July 2018). "BBC Music - Jacob Collier: The evolution of a YouTube prodigy". BBC. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  11. ^ a b "Jazz FM Award winners 2016!". Jazz FM.
  12. ^ a b "Jacob Collier Chart History (Top Contemporary Jazz Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  13. ^ I wish. WDR Big Band. 2 June 2015.
  14. ^ Jacob Collier - In My Room. WDR Big Band. 2 June 2015.
  15. ^ Feist, Evan (16 November 2017). "How Was Jacob Collier's Harmonizer Built?". FloVoice.com.
  16. ^ "Jacob Collier". Arts at MIT.
  17. ^ Jacob Collier talks Quincy Jones & Debut Album "In My Room" w/ RobertHerrera3. 21 April 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2016 – via YouTube.
  18. ^ "Jacob Collier - In My Room". Gina Loves Jazz. 27 July 2016.
  19. ^ "Live Concert - Jacob Collier - 07 July 2016". Montreux Jazz Festival. Archived from the original on 21 March 2017.
  20. ^ a b In My Room (booklet). Membran International, Must Have Jazz, Qwest Records. 2016.
  21. ^ "Jacob Collier Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  22. ^ "Jacob Collier Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  23. ^ "Jacob Collier Chart History (Top Jazz Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 2 November 2019.