Jools Holland helped to make the UK band, Squeeze, a radio-friendly name during the ’70s and ’80s. His keyboard style originally attracted legendary NYC band, Wayne County and The Electric Chairs, and later Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Magazine, and a host of other artists. Eventually, Jools Holland would veer off into a solo career that generated a strong collection of album releases, some that have done quite well for the keyboardist. He is also the essential TV host for Later…with Jools Holland, and a weekly BBC2 radio program, Jools Holland.
On November 19, Jools Holland returns to recorded music with a new album, Pianola – Piano & Friends. The new album will offer 21 tracks, all with collaboration of many of the world’s great musicians. Those would include David Gilmour, Booker T., Dr. John, Tom Jones, Joe Bonamassa, Rick Wakeman, and others (see list below). A lead-off single – “Do The Boogie” with Mousse T. can be sought out via streaming services.
Pianola – Piano & Friends will be released on CD, DD, and vinyl 2LP.
Pianola Piano & Friends – Jools Holland
02 Morris Dance – Jools Holland (feat. Trombone Shorty and The Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
03 Rockin’ Lock-in – Booker T. (feat. George Latham)
04 Forgive Me – Tom Jones (feat. London Contemporary Voices and The Rhythm & Blues Orchestra)
05 Blues For The End Of Time – David Gilmour (feat. sonic space design by Dhani Harrison)
06 Hard Times – Jools Holland (feat. David Sanborn and The Rhythm & Blues Orchestra)
07 Surfin’ – YolanDa Brown (feat. Moses Boyd and The Rhythm & Blues Orchestra Horn Section)
08 Love Letter To Groningen – Lang Lang
09 St. Louis Blues – Herbie Hancock (feat. Moses Boyd)
10 Mona Lisa – Gregory Porter
11 Requiem – Joe Bonamassa (feat. Gilson Lavis & Pino Palladino)
12 Boogie Woogie Twins – Dr. John (feat. Omar Hakim & Marcus)
13 Prelude No 1 in C Major – Jools Holland (feat. The Rhythm & Blues Orchestra)
14 Ghost In The Piano – Jamie Cullen
15 To Whom It May concern – Ayanna Witter-Johnson
16 Piano – Etude 53 – Jools Holland
17 Do The Boogie – Mousse T. (feat. The Rhythm & Blues Orchestra Horn Section)
18 Abide With Me – Moses Boyd
19 Rockin’ The Boogie – Rick Wakeman (feat. The Rhythm & Blues Orchestra)
20 Worst Man In London – Nitin Sawhney (feat. Anna Phoebe & London Contemporary Voices)
21 The Piano – Ruby Turner (feat. Nan’s pianola)