Jeff Goldblum is an entirely passable, pleasantly ok, perfectly competent jazz musician, who also just-so-happens to be Jeff Goldblum. Which ain’t a bad thing by any stretch of the imagination.

Together with his band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, Goldblum has held a long-standing residency at The Rockwell club in Los Feliz where countless fans in the know have gone to gawk at their close proximity to a man who exudes a potentially criminal amount of sex appeal.

As word spread of Goldblum’s side-gig, so too did the group’s popularity, which culminated in the release of The Capitol Studio Sessions, the group’s debut LP, which was formally released on November 9th.

That, as it turns out, has now resulted in something you wouldn’t have thought likely about 5 or so years ago: Jeff Goldblum now has a #1 charting album.

The Capitol Studio Sessions has officially charted at #1 on the Billboard jazz and traditional jazz charts, marking the first time the literal walking definition of the term “Daddy” has topped a music chart.

Naturally this comes with a decent caveat: The Capitol Studio Sessions has only moved around 3,000-odd units, which isn’t exactly a press-stopping amount. But that’s still enough to land the album on the top of the jazz charts in the US, and enough to land it at number 4 on the Heatseekers album chart, which tracks “new and developing” artists.

Decent effort for a guy who definitely doesn’t have to do any of this if he didn’t want to.

Source: Billboard
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