The Jazz Age - The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
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  • Summary: Bryan Ferry re-recorded 13 songs from Roxy Music's catalog as well as his own solo work as jazz instrumentals.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Feb 13, 2013
    80
    What we have on The Jazz Age is music that’s haunting itself.
  2. Dec 11, 2012
    80
    As a reminder that music is fundamentally there for our pleasure, The Jazz Age is splendid. [Jan 2013, p.68]
  3. Nov 26, 2012
    80
    For anyone yet to be acquainted with the music of the Jazz Age, this is the perfect introduction to the sound of the era. That Ferry's music can be so interpreted, and carried off so convincingly, suggests strength in depth to his canon of work.
  4. Feb 8, 2013
    80
    [Bryan Ferry] corkscrews the concept in an instrumental tribute nit only to the very first cocktail'n'cocaine era but also to his own serpentine melodic gifts. [Mar 2013, p.101]
  5. Feb 7, 2013
    74
    It may not be an extreme reworking of song forms or a sudden return to action, perhaps simply another chapter in the various indulgences he enjoys, but in numerous ways, The Jazz Age is Ferry's most radical work yet.
  6. Jan 8, 2013
    70
    As stylistic cross-fertilising vanity projects by rock stars of pensionable age go, this one has bags of charm at least and is eminently listenable. [Jan 2013, p.65]
  7. Feb 12, 2013
    25
    Ferry’s best songs bubble with double-edged nuances and pastiche-style textures, drawing on influences from many eras. The Jazz Age diminishes that complexity, turning many of these brilliant tunes into period caricatures.

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