REVIEW: David Bowie looks far beyond pop on jazz-inspired 'Blackstar'

2016-01-08 Michael Wood

Los Angeles Times






There’s something delightfully perverse about the fact that David Bowie waited until he was 69 to release what’s being described as his first jazz album.


It was at that age, too, when veteran rock stars who include Rod Stewart and Paul McCartney took up with big bands or reached for the Great American Songbook in an effort to demonstrate their taste and hard-won stature. Even Bob Dylan got in on the act last year with “Shadows in the Night,” his lovely (if desolate) tribute to Frank Sinatra.

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