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Jools Holland Details Star-Studded New LP 'Pianola. Piano & Friends', Shares New Song Do The Boogie

Wednesday, 06 October 2021 Written by Jon Stickler

Jools Holland has unveiled details of a new album.

The star-studded 'Pianola. Piano & Friends' will arrive on November 19 via Warner Music and feature the newly shared first single, Do The Boogie, a collaboration with German house pioneer Mousse T. and Holland's renowned Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.

Produced by musician Nitin Sawhney, with seven tracks written by Holland himself, the LP also includes team- ups with Trombone Shorty, Booker T., Tom Jones, David Gilmour, Dhani Harrison, Moses Boyd, YolanDa Brown, Herbie Hancock, Lang Lang, Gregory Porter, Jamie Cullum, Joe Bonamassa, Rick Wakeman, Ayanna Witter-Johnson, and Dr. John. Holland said:

"I'm humbled to have made this record with the greatest instrumental and vocal artists of our day. And so grateful to my lifelong friend the piano for making it possible."

Sawhney added: "It was such an honour and privilege to be asked by Jools to come on board as a producer for his new album 'Pianola. Piano & Friends'. Jools and I have met many times over the years whether through jamming together on Later and for his radio show, for the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall or via mutual friends.

"We share a common love for the piano and the rich variety of sounds, possibilities and artistry that can be reached by the frequencies and vibrations of its keys and strings," the British musician, producer and composer continued. "Watching Jools' thought processes and total commitment to his art has been particularly poignant during this crazy lock down period. We were constantly looking for new ways in which we could continue to optimise Jools' collaborations via the use of working with technologies and traditions both new and old. It has been a joy from start to finish, and I feel the sonic journey of the album perfectly encapsulates the pleasure we took in its creation."

Head below to view the full tracklist, along with the record's artwork. Holland will support the record with previously announced UK and Ireland tour dates beginning later this October. Spanning 33 shows, including a brace of gigs at London's Royal Albert Hall, Holland will be accompanied by his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, along with guests Lulu, Vic Reeves and Holland's Squeeze bandmate Chris Difford. Tickets are on sale.  

'Pianola. Piano & Friends' tracklist:

1. Instructions* 
2. Morris Dance (Jools Holland, Trombone Shorty, The Rhythm and Blues Orchestra)* 
3. Rockin' Lock-in' (Booker T., George Latham)* 
4. Forgive Me (Tom Jones, London Contemporary Voices, The Rhythm and Blues Orchestra)* 
5. Blues For The End Of Time (David Gilmour featuring sonic space design by Dhani Harrison)* 
6. Hard Times (Jools Holland, David Sanborn and The Rhythm and Blues Orchestra)
7. Surfin' (YolanDa Brown, Moses Boyd and The Rhythm and Blues Orchestra Horn Section)
8. Love Letter To Groningen (Lang Lang) 
9. St. Louis Blues (Herbie Hancock, Moses Boyd)
10. Mona Lisa (Gregory Porter)
11. Requiem (Joe Bonamassa, Gilson Lavis and Pino Palladino) 
12. Boogie Woogie Twins (Dr. John, Omar Hakim and Marcus Miller)
12. Prelude No 1 in C Major (Jools Holland and The Rhythm and Blues Orchestra)
14. Ghost In The Piano (Jamie Cullum)
15. To Whom It May Concern (Ayanna Witter-Johnson)
16. Etude 53 (Jools Holland)* 
17. Do The Boogie (Mousse T., The Rhythm and Blues Orchestra Horn Section) 
18. Abide With Me (Moses Boyd)
19. Rockin' The Boogie (Rick Wakeman and The Rhythm and Blues Orchestra) 
20. Worst Man In London (Nitin Sawhney, Anna Phoebe and London Contemporary Voices) 
21. The Piano (Ruby Turner, Nan's pianola)* 

*Written by Jools Holland 

Jools Holland Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri October 22 2021 - DUBLIN 3Arena
Sat October 23 2021 - BELFAST Waterfront Hall
Thu October 28 2021 - SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion
Fri October 29 2021 - SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion
Sat October 30 2021 - IPSWICH Regent Theatre
Sun October 31 2021 - CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
Thu November 04 2021 - READING Hexagon
Fri November 05 2021 - YORK Barbican
Sat November 06 2021 - HARROGATE International Centre
Sun November 07 2021 - NORTHAMPTON Royal and Derngate
Fri November 12 2021 - NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall
Sat November 13 2021 - STOKE Victoria Hall
Sun November 14 2021 - OXFORD New Theatre
Wed November 17 2021 - PORTSMOUTH Guildhall
Thu November 18 2021 - BOURNEMOUTH Pavilion
Fri November 19 2021 - LONDON Royal Albert Hall
Sat November 20 2021 - LONDON Royal Albert Hall
Thu November 25 2021 - LEICESTER De Montfort Hall
Fri November 26 2021 - SHEFFIELD City Hall
Sat November 27 2021 - EXETER Great Hall
Sun November 28 2021 - SOUTHAMPTON Mayflower Theatre
Wed December 01 2021 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE O2 City Hall
Thu December 02 2021 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE O2 City Hall
Fri December 03 2021 - GLASGOW SEC Armadillo
Sat December 04 2021 - GLASGOW SEC Armadillo
Wed December 08 2021 - GUILDFORD G Live
Thu December 09 2021 - BATH Forum
Fri December 10 2021 - PLYMOUTH Pavilions
Sat December 11 2021 - BRIGHTON Centre
Fri December 17 2021 - LEEDS first direct Arena
Sat December 18 2021 - MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
Sun December 19 2021 - CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Mon December 20 2021 - BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall
Tue December 21 2021 - BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall

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