Bob Baldwin’s New CD Covers Michael Jackson. Yes, Really!

Posted by D.A. Gutierrez in Jazz Events, Trumpets, Montclair, NJ

June 5th, 2010   Comments Off on Bob Baldwin’s New CD Covers Michael Jackson. Yes, Really!

Cover of Bob Baldwin's "Never Can Say Goodbye", an album of Michael Jackson cover songs

Lately I’ve been posting a lot of events to Jazzville NJ’s comprehensive NJ Jazz, Blues & Tap calendar. Most of the time, I just leave it at that – posting it to the calendar. But once in a while, an event will really pique my interest.

Enter Bob Baldwin.

I hadn’t heard of Mr. Baldwin until now, but when I read about “the first jazz record to pay homage to Michael Jackson,” I knew I had to find out more. As it turns out, Bob Baldwin has been involved in the jazz scene for the last 15 years as a jazz keyboardist, composer and producer. And on June 22nd, he will add a full album of Michael Jackson cover songs to his repertoire.

In support of this release, Mr. Baldwin will perform two sets at Trumpets Jazz Club in Montclair on Saturday, June 26th.

If you’re curious about what a CD of jazz-infused Michael Jackson cover songs sounds like, fret not: Mr. Baldwin’s website features generous 30 second clips of each of the album’s 11 tracks, available here. According to Smooth Jazz Daily, while this is the first time Bob Baldwin has released a full album of Jackson covers, he has covered individual Jackson tunes on previous albums. Read more of Smooth Jazz Daily’s take on Mr. Baldwin’s latest album.

And if you want to be at the show, hurry – performances at Trumpets are known to sell out quickly. Visit the Trumpets website for more details on the show.

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