Joe Jackson bringing Duke Ellington tribute to Michigan Theater this fall
The album features Jackson covering a number of tunes associated with the jazz great, including "Take the A Train," "Satin Doll" and "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing"). The album features several special guests, including the pride of Pittsfield Township, Iggy Pop, on the latter track.
Jazz violinist Regina Carter is featured on the album and will be part of the Jackson tour, according to the announcement from publicists Razor & Tie. The tour is being billed as "Joe Jackson and the Bigger Band."
Jackson was a regular figure on the pop charts in the late 1970s and early '80s with hits like "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" and "Steppin' Out," but he's gone on to explore many musical styles including jazz and classical.