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Jeff Goldblum - Capitol Studios Sessions debuts #1 on billboard 'jazz albums chart'

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Jeff Goldblum scores his first No. 1 on a Billboard chart, as his debut release with the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, The Capitol Studios Sessions, arrives at No. 1 on both the Jazz Albums and Traditional Jazz Albums charts with 3,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen Music. The set, which also debuts at No. 4 on Heatseekers Albums, features guest vocals from comedian and actress Sarah Silverman, jazz trumpeter Till Brönner and and singers Imelda May and Haley Reinhart. The album presents Goldblum's takes on classic jazz standards, including Herbie Hancock's 1964 classic "Cantaloupe Island," Nina Simone's 1967 composition "I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel to Be Free)" and Nat King Cole's 1943 song "Straighten Up and Fly Right."

In a September interview with Billboard, Goldblum called the album a nod to "when jazz was fun, social, sexy music, instead of something a little more esoteric." Thanks to the album, Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra concurrently debut at No. 31 on Billboard's Emerging Artists chart.

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