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Vocal Jazz - Released September 6, 2019 | BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd

With their eponymous debut album released in 1980, The Pretenders stood out from the crowd. Punk rock, new wave and synth-pop were taking the UK by storm, but Chrissie Hynde’s band couldn’t give a toss! They made rock’n’roll. Real rock’n’roll. Almost 40 years later, the high priestess, now 68 years old, has kept up her unique style and solitary nature. The proof lies in this record, which sounds as if it’s been released in the wrong decade, devoted exclusively to covers approached from a jazz angle. With Valve Bone Woe, Chrissie Hynde, ex of both Ray Davies (from the Kinks) and Jim Kerr (from Simple Minds) revisits, with her usual class, songs popularized by an eclectic cast: Brian Wilson, Frank Sinatra, Charles Mingus, Nick Drake, John Coltrane, Ray Davies. She even sings Charles Trenet’s Que reste-t-il de nos amours in French! Strictly speaking, it’s hard to classify this beautifully strange album as jazz, since it also veers towards easy listening, film music, soul and even dub! As is often the case when a “rock” artist decides to record a so-called “jazz” album. However, it is this eclecticism that gives this impeccably arranged album (produced by the Marius de Vries/Eldad Guetta duo) all its flavour. All Chrissie Hynde has to do is to let her instantly recognizable voice glide over this cleverly constructed repertoire. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz
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Jazz - Released September 6, 2019 | BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd

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With their eponymous debut album released in 1980, The Pretenders stood out from the crowd. Punk rock, new wave and synth-pop were taking over the UK by storm, but Chrissie Hynde's band could not give a toss! They made rock'n'roll. Real rock'n'roll. Almost 40 years later, the high priestess, now 68 years old, has a unique style and solitary nature. The proof lies in this record, which seems to have been released in the wrong decade, exclusively to cover a jazz angle. With Valve Bone Woe , Chrissie Hynde, Ray Davies (from the Kinks) and Jim Kerr (from Simple Minds), Brian Wilson, Frank Sinatra, Charles Mingus, Nick Drake, John Coltrane, Ray Davies. She even sings Charles Trenet'sWhat is left of our love in French! Strictly speaking, it's hard to classify this beautifully strange album as jazz, since it also makes easy listening, movie music, soul and even dub! As is often the case when a "rock" artist decides to record a so-called "jazz" album. However, it is this eclecticism that gives this impeccably arranged album (produced by the Marius de Vries / Eldad Guetta duet) all its flavor. All Chrissie Hynde has made it easy to find her voice instantly. © Marc Zisman / Qobuz
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Jazz - Released April 25, 2019 | BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd

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Jazz - Released August 28, 2019 | BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd

Jazz - Released June 2, 2019 | BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited

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Jazz - Released July 24, 2019 | BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd

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Jazz - Released July 3, 2019 | BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd