OUT NOW: Jools Holland, PIANOLA. PIANO & FRIENDS
Jools Holland is proud to announce his new album Pianola.Piano & Friends. A loving tribute to the black and white keys, it celebrates the community and conviviality that the piano inspires and the spark of Jools' deep love for music. The album showcases the vibrant versatility and virtuosity of Jools Holland and his lifelong friend, along with a truly unique line-up of some of the world's greatest artists: Lang Lang; David Gilmour; Ruby Turner; Herbie Hancock; Booker T.; Tom Jones; Gregory Porter; Mousse T.; YolanDa Brown; Dr. John; Joe Bonamassa, and Trombone Shorty among them.
The album celebrates the community and conviviality that the piano inspires. At the core of the album is the eponymous pianola that was once owned by his grandmother Rosie. A sturdy self-playing stand-up, Grandmother Rosie’s war-torn pianola once entertained guests in her little front room before a young Holland began learning learn to play on it, sparking his love of music and this very album.
Recorded through the lockdown period and from many corners of the world, the album has been produced by multi-instrumentalist Nitin Sawhney and Jools' longtime producer Laurie Latham, with one track co-written and produced by Mousse T. Do The Boogie.
'I'm humbled to have made this record with the greatest instrumental and vocal artists of our day," Holland said in a press statement. "And so grateful to my lifelong friend the piano for making it possible." Get a vinyl copy of the album here. Listen below.
For more information, click the buttons below: