Justin Thompson | Brand New Same Old Obsessions

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Brand New Same Old Obsessions

by Justin Thompson

swing + pop = swop
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. The First Love Song
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2. What's Your Cousin's Name
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3. Dance
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4. Let's Play House
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5. The Night I Discovered You
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6. Somebody Else
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7. Smells Like Teen Spirit
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8. Maybe I Will
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9. A Lover's Fate
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10. Baby I'm Yours
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Brand New Same Old Obsessions is not only the title of Justin Thompson's latest release, but it is also the perfect description for his music -- classic meets modern -- jazz meets pop, and now music lovers are meeting Justin Thompson. Oscar winning actress Marcia Gay Harden recently called him the “rowdy Harry Connick Jr” in TIME Magazine. He won Nashville’s Starving Artist Award for Best Male Artist two years in a row and his debut CD, Tasty Puddin’, was named one of Music City’s top ten CDs of the year by the Nashville Rage.

During his tenure in Nashville, he performed with Katharine Wayland (The Squirrel Nut Zippers), Mark O'Connor, The Nashville Chamber Orchestra, John Hartford, Riders in the Sky, David Grier, Buddy Spicher, Mandy Barnett, Greg Garing, Kathy Chiavola, Annie Sellick, and the Gypsy Hombres. As an Hombre, he was voted “Best Jazz Musician of Nashville” and had two best selling CDs -- Cafe Strut and Django Bells. The latter received critical acclaim from around the country including four stars from Down Beat magazine and the season’s top pick by The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and NPR’s “All Songs Considered.”

Now based out of New York City, Justin is touring venues ranging from festivals such as South By Southwest to black tie affairs including dinner parties for the former prime minister of Canada and Nashville's Swan Ball (alongside Tony Bennett) to college campuses, house concerts, and jazz clubs scattered throughout the United States.



JUSTIN THOMPSON was a fixture on the Nashville jazz scene before departing a few years ago for New York City. A smooth crooner and incendiary guitarist (he’s a rabid Django-phile, though by no means an imitator), Thompson wrote nearly all of the music on 2006’s Brand New Same Old Obsessions, a collection of old-school swing, ballads, the occasional pop number and even a cover of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" that sounds like a cross between late-’60s Miles and the Quintet of the Hot Club of France. A warning to the fellas: Thompson’s got the kind of laid-back delivery-- somewhere between Chet Baker and Harry Connick Jr.-- that makes the women swoon, so grab your date and skedaddle before he goes on break.
JACK SILVERMAN -- THE NASHVILLE SCENE

"CLASSIC ... A MUST HAVE"
DISCOVERINGARTISTS.COM

"A VOICE DESTINED FOR LARGE CONCERT HALLS
... PHENOMENALLY SKILLED GUITAR STYLE"
THE VANDERBILT HUSTLER

"A HANDSOME LAD WITH A VOICE THAT WILL MELT"
THE WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL

"HE CAN CROON LIKE BING OR RIP LIKE THE ZIPPERS"
THE TENNESSEAN

"RUN, DON'T WALK, AND GO SEE HIM"
THE TENNESSEE JAZZ AND BLUES SOCIETY


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M Piccolo

Justin's music is fresh and bright, and a has enjoyable lyrics.
Great tunes, smooth guitar and voice make this album the perfect thing for a romantic evening with your lover, or whoever really. Justin has a real talent for lyric writing, his songs are clever and fun to listen to.

johnny hos

Best jazz guitar CD since Birelli Legrene's 15
This is a great CD coming from a refreshing newcomer with the stylings of on old jazzman, yet with a modern twist. The songwriting on the Obsessions album are equally mature and poignant. Get ready girls, the Juice is in town.

Nancy

Justin just keeps getting better!
The smooth sexy voice of Justin Thompson is back! It was a long wait after I fell in love with his first album, but it was worth it! This very talented singer & guitarist never disappoints. I can't wait for the next album. I just wish he'd finally come play Vegas already, dammit!
Love ya Justin!

Stef


Intimate and romantic. This music makes you fall in love with love, romance,life in general and the brand new same old obsessions.....

Matt O'Mansky

Great musicianship and songwriting!
A virtuoso on the guitar with strong vocals and a world class backing band – and a sense of humor that shines through on some tracks. Sheer joy to listen to. If you love great songwriting and musicianship, you’ll love this cd.

CL

creative, witty and fun
A bit of flirting here and there, so light hearted, Thompson's music and words put a smile upon my face everytime I listen to them. :)

Tobi

If you want to hear beautiful music - this is the one!
Sit back and enjoy justin thompsons "obsessions". Very few CDs make me as happy as this one. Each and every song makes me smile.

Bob Paiva

Justin Thompson
I\'ve purchased both Justin Thompson CD\'s .. excellent writer and singer. Love his work and am looking forward to the next CD

Lee Armstrong

I Met the Bomb
Justin Thompson's independent release overflows with energy. "What's Your Cousin's Name" has so many excellent guitar & drum solos with Thompson's tongue-in-cheek vocals, "In her genetic code, I'll find a piece of you, deep in some chromosome that refused to dilute." "Dance" is about as happy as the good times go, "When it's time to say goodnight, won't you take my hand; Come with me, follow my lead." Thompson must've taken a post graduate course in Cole Porter lyrics on his bright & brilliant "On the Night I Discovered You," "Poor ol' Albert Einstein tried to build a nuke, but he got it wrong 'cause I met the bomb on the night I discovered you." Paul Anka did a jazz swing version of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" on his Rock Swings CD. Thompson's version moves from Anka's tidy swing to a Miles Davis-like meltdown with Jim Hoke's saxophone going ballistic on the instrumental bridge, a wild Cobain moment. "Life is defined by mistakes we hide, Make yours tonight with me," Justin sings on the samba-inflected "A Lover's Fate." The songwriting is original and musicianship is breathtaking with Thompson's hushed vocals taking spotlight center stage on this excellent jazz gem that is well worth discovering! Bravo!

Derrian

He is just wonderful
This man is talented. I love is style. More please!
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