The Capitol Studios Sessions

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The Capitol Studios Sessions
The Capitol Studios Sessions.jpg
Studio album by
Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra
ReleasedNovember 9, 2018 (2018-11-09)
GenreVocal jazz
Length57:20
LabelDecca
ProducerLarry Klein

The Capitol Studios Sessions is the debut studio album by Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, released by Decca Records on November 9, 2018.[1][2] The jazz album was produced by Larry Klein; guest performers include Till Brönner, Imelda May, Haley Reinhart, and Sarah Silverman.[3]

Promotion[edit]

"Cantaloupe Island" and "My Baby Just Cares for Me", released in September 2018, served as promotional singles.[4] The group and Haley Reinhart performed "My Baby Just Cares for Me" on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and "Straighten Up and Fly Right" with Imelda May on The Graham Norton Show in October 2018.[5][6] Tour dates included David Lynch's Festival of Disruption in Los Angeles in October, followed by a few concerts in Europe in November 2018.[3]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic66/100[7]
Review scores
SourceRating
The Independent3/5 stars[8]

The album has a score of 66 out of 100 at Metacritic.[9] The Independent rated the album three out of five stars.[10]

Track listing[edit]

Track listing adapted from the iTunes Store[11]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Cantaloupe Island"Herbie Hancock5:42
2."Don't Mess with Mister T" (featuring Till Brönner)Marvin Gaye4:34
3."My Baby Just Cares for Me" (featuring Haley Reinhart and Till Brönner)5:14
4."Straighten Up and Fly Right" (featuring Imelda May and Till Brönner)3:13
5."Jeff Introduces Sarah Silverman" (featuring Sarah Silverman) 3:01
6."Me and My Shadow" (featuring Sarah Silverman and Till Brönner)4:08
7."Nostalgia in Times Square"Charles Mingus4:48
8."It Never Entered My Mind" (featuring Till Brönner)6:04
9."Gee Baby (Ain't I Good To You)" (featuring Haley Reinhart)3:10
10."I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel to Be Free)"
3:58
11."This Bitter Earth" (featuring Imelda May and Till Brönner)Clyde Otis4:18
12."Come On-a-My House" (featuring Imelda May and Till Brönner)3:02
13."Caravan" (featuring Till Brönner)5:03
14."Good Nights"Giovanni Rota1:05
Total length:57:20

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[12] 51
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[13] 167
French Albums (SNEP)[14] 108
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[15] 91
Scottish Albums (OCC)[16] 20
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[17] 86
UK Albums (OCC)[18] 26
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[19] 4
US Jazz Albums (Billboard)[19] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Big Read – Jeff Goldblum: sex and drugs and jazz piano - NME". NME. Retrieved 2018-11-10.
  2. ^ "Jeff Goldblum's Jazz Album Is the Alluringly Ridiculous Experience You Crave". The Ringer. Retrieved 2018-11-10.
  3. ^ a b "Jeff Goldblum details debut jazz album, The Capitol Studios Sessions". Consequence of Sound. 2018-09-05. Retrieved 2018-11-10.
  4. ^ "Hear the first songs from Jeff Goldblum's jazz album". EW.com. Retrieved 2018-11-10.
  5. ^ "Jeff Goldblum and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra perform on Kimmel: Watch". Consequence of Sound. 2018-11-09. Retrieved 2018-11-10.
  6. ^ https://lovin.ie/entertainment/tv-movies/imelda-may-perform-unlikely-duet-graham-norton
  7. ^ "The Capitol Studios Sessions". Metacritic. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  8. ^ Beaumont, Mark. "Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra review, The Capitol Studio Sessions: Moments of real magic". The Independent. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  9. ^ The Capitol Studios Sessions by Jeff Goldblum, retrieved 2018-11-10
  10. ^ "Jeff Goldblum's debut jazz album has moments of real magic – review". The Independent. Retrieved 2018-11-10.
  11. ^ The Capitol Studios Sessions by Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, 2018-11-09, retrieved 2018-11-10
  12. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra – The Capitol Studios Sessions" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 22, 2018.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Jeff Goldblum & the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra – The Capitol Studios Sessions" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved December 16, 2018.
  14. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes – SNEP (Week 47, 2018)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  15. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Jeff Goldblum & the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra – The Capitol Studio Sessions" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved December 16, 2018.
  16. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  17. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra – The Capitol Studios Sessions". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  18. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  19. ^ a b Zellner, Xander (November 21, 2018). "Jeff Goldblum's 'Capitol Studios Sessions' Debuts at No. 1 On Jazz Albums Chart". Billboard. Retrieved December 16, 2018.