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The Captiol Studio Sessions. 'Hey, did you know this is Jeff Goldblum?' / SOUTHERN NEWS

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Twenty-four minutes and 58 seconds into his new album, Jeff Goldblum gets the inevitable "Jurassic Park" reference out of the way.

It was no surprise that this would occur, not even halfway through "The Capitol Studio Sessions." Despite that and a cameo by comedian Sarah Silverman, the record was a fun and intelligent collection of jazz tunes written by a variety of historically acclaimed jazz musicians. Such famous names as Herbie Hancock, Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole and even Marvin Gaye wrote many of the tracks.

One might wonder how the actor's name belongs alongside some of the biggest names in jazz. As it turns out, Goldblum is a somewhat accomplished jazz pianist, and plays covers with his band, the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra.

Notwithstanding, "The Captiol Studio Sessions" will stay in my library, if not just for novelty, for easy listening in the back- ground of a cocktail party. It is that good, but I will still probably utter, "hey, did you know this is Jeff Goldblum?" 

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