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The Bryan Ferry Orchestra On World Cafe | February 28, 2013

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Bryan Ferry says he only listens to 1920s jazz these days — and The Jazz Age, the new album from The Bryan Ferry Orchestra, backs up that claim. The Jazz Age finds Ferry doing a lot of listening, as he neither sings nor plays on the record.

Instead, the same musician whose band Roxy Music redefined art-pop — and helped shape the New Romantic scene in the '70s and early '80s — has allowed Colin Good to rearrange his old material. The result is 13 instrumental jazz versions of songs chosen from among 11 albums, from 1972's Roxy Music to Ferry's most recent solo set, 2010's Olympia.

In this installment of World Cafe, The Bryan Ferry Orchestra plays a few pieces from The Jazz Age, and Ferry and Good discuss the making of the album with host David Dye. (Link)


(( )) for interlude music


Roxy Music “Out of the Blue” Country Life
Laura Mvula “She” Sing to the Moon
Alexi Murdoch “All My Days” Time Without Consequence
Lord Huron “Ends of the Earth” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Bryan Ferry Orchestra “Avalon” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Bryan Ferry Orchestra “Slave To Love” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Bryan Ferry Orchestra “Don’t Stop the Dance” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Bryan Ferry Orchestra “Love Is the Drug” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Bryan Ferry Orchestra “Reason or Rhyme” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Jim James “A New Life” Regions of Light and Sound of God
Sinead O’ Connor “Fire On Babylon” Universal Mother
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds “We No Who U R” Push the Sky Away
Father John Misty “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings” Fear Fun
Warren Zevon “Night Time in the Switching Yard” Excitable Boy
((Frank Zappa “Peaches En Regailia” Hot Rats))


Shout Out Louds “Illusions” Optica
The Clash “Hitsville U.K.” Sandinista
The James Hunter Six “Minute By Minute” The James Hunter Six
Dr. Dog “Shadow People” Shame Shame
Talking Heads “Burning Down the House” Speaking In Tongues
((A Flock of Seagulls “I Ran (So Far Away)” A Flock of Seagulls))
St. Vincent & David Byrne “Who” Love This Giant
Django Django “Default” Django Django
The Decemberists “Down By the Water” The King is Dead
Richard Thompson “Good Things Happen To Bad People” Electric
((RNDM “Walking In New York” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Caitlin Rose “Menagerie” The Stand-In
Julian Cope “World Shut Your Mouth” Floored Genius
Local Natives “Heavy Feet” Hummingbird
Neko Case “Hold On, Hold On” Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
James “Sit Down” James
((The xx “Sunset” Coexist))