The Bryan Ferry Orchestra

Jazz ensemble founded and led by Bryan Ferry

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Bryan Ferry on the 1920s Jazz Age

Bryan Ferry discusses his fascination with the 1920s Jazz Age.

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The Bryan Ferry Orchestra is a retro-jazz ensemble founded and led by Bryan Ferry. They exclusively play his work in a 1920s jazz style. Ferry formed the orchestra out of a desire to focus on the melodies of his songs, and "see how they would stand up without singing". Their album, The Jazz Age, was released on 26 November 2012 as a 10in vinyl folio edition and on 12in vinyl, CD and digital download, on BMG Rights Management Ferry neither plays nor sings with the orchestra; BBC reviewer Chris Roberts called it "[a] peculiar concept then, with Ferry now, almost Warhol-like, sagely mute to one side while collaborators silkscreen his own icons. As fascinating as it is perplexing, anything but obvious, and therefore to be applauded."

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  1. Review of The Jazz Age

    The Jazz Age 2012

    Reviewed by Chris Roberts
    An album as fascinating as it is perplexing, and one to be applauded.
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