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British Vocalist Joe Jackson to Release Duke Ellington Tribute

Christian McBride, Regina Carter and Iggy Pop are among the contributors

British singer-songwriter-keyboardist Joe Jackson has announced that he will release a tribute album to Duke Ellingto. The Duke will be released June 26 on the Razor & Tie label. Jackson will interpret 15 Ellington classics over the course of 10 tracks, “interspersing melodic and rhythmic elements of various compositions in a manner that’s consistent with Ellington’s own freewheeling approach,” according to a press release.

Tracks will include “I’m Beginning To See The Light,” “Mood Indigo” and “I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good),” while “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” Jackson will duet with punk icon Iggy Pop. R&B vocalist Sharon Jones performs on “I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But The Blues,” and Iranian singer Sussan Deyhim perform on “Caravan,” sung in Farsi. Lilian Vieira, of the Brazilian/Dutch collective Zuco 103, sings a Portuguese version of “Perdido.”

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