A 1930’s Jazz Remake of Radiohead’s “No Surprises,” featuring Chloe Feoranzo

 

This week, we’re showcasing another phenomenal young talent – New Orleans clarinetist / vocalist Chloe Feoranzo – on a 1930’s Parisian jazz remake of Radiohead’s “No Surprises,” from OK Computer.  Watch:

Click here to download the song on iTunes.

Chloe is an exciting reminder that the tradition of classic jazz is very much alive and well among younger generations today.  She discovered jazz very young, and has been performing worldwide and since the age of 15, winning numerous awards for her beautiful clarinet tone and lyrical phrasing that calls to mind Benny Goodman, Sidney Bechet, and other clarinet greats of the past.  To top it all, I’m told by her fans that she’s an excellent swing dancer, as well.

photo-dec-27-3

Our version of Radiohead’s “No Surprises” (original version here) imagines what the song would sound like in a Parisian nightclub in the ’30s, during the days of Django Reinhart and Stephane Grappelli.  The eerily existential lyrics give a David Lynch-like atmosphere to the whole thing, and Chloe’s clear, unadorned delivery of them fits perfectly.

Click here to download “No Surprises” on iTunes.

14714969_1161646453882248_6433743695600015832_o

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Emily Butler Photography

We have tix for the Postmodern Jukebox tours of United States, Europe, and the recently announced tour of Australia / New Zealand (which includes Sydney Opera House!) now available – click here to see the complete list of dates.  Our US tour is less than a month away!

 

Happy #PMJday!

-Scott

@scottbradlee

  • redeye

    lovely! …….shame the guitar was lost in the mix though