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Jordan Zevon

by Jordan Zevon

California rock with a touch of brit pop.
Genre: Rock: 70's Rock
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1. The Joke's On Me
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2. This Girl
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3. Insides Out
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4. Tomorrow
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5. Too Late To Be Saved
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Jordan Zevon was born on August 7, 1969 to Marylin 'Tule' Livingston and Warren Zevon. He emerged in Los Angeles with a love for music and a seemingly endless supply of drool. By the time he attended University High School (well, rumor has it he was seen there once in a while), the drooling had subsided-for the most part, but the love of music continued and he joined the New Originals as a drummer and vocalist. Mostly a cover band with an ironic name, the band started delving into songwriting and later changed their name to THE iMPOSTERS. With steady gigs at the Whiskey, Roxy, and several other LA clubs, the band drew sold out crowds and a growing fan base. Jordan left the band in 1992 to pursue a career in stripping which was short-lived (he found the pole to cause chafing). He continued to write songs and, at the same time, crossed over to the other side of the fence and joined the Arista Records staff as the Coordinator of West Coast Tour Press. With his drooling in check, he was afforded the opportunity to work with artists like Sarah McLachlan, Notorious B.I.G., and Outkast as well as legendary label heads like Clive Davis and Puffy Combs. In 1996, Jordan, along with a couple of his friends: Director Gil Cates, Jr. and musician Jordan Summers (from the then reformed iMPOSTERS), formed Trademark Entertainment and produced an award winning short film called Screening (which he and Summers co-wrote). He was also executive producer for the feature film, $pent, starring Jason London. Jordan left Trademark Entertainment in 2001 (a possible red flag to a commitment problem) and began to do web design for the UK company, Art Science, before forging out on his own. He continued to write and record; appearing on several albums of his father's. In addition, he sang harmonies for All Day Sucker, the group that was formed by some former members of THE iMPOSTERS. Jordan then joined his pal Phil Jamison to work for the legendary amplifier company, Matchless. In August 2002 life took a dramatic turn for Jordan when his father was diagnosed with Mesothelioma, a deadly form of lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Warren was given only a few months to live and spent that time finishing his final album, The Wind. Because of his failing health and the demands of recording, Warren asked Jordan to Executive Produce the album along Warren's longtime friend and collaborator Jorge Calderón. The Wind was a commercial and critical success that even earned him his first Grammy (posthumously), which Jordan along with Jorge and his sister Ariel accepted at the 2004 Grammy awards. After outliving his doctor's prediction by 9 months and not only achieving the completion of The Wind, but also the accompanying VH-1 documentary, Warren Zevon passed away a week after the album's release. Before his death, Warren told Jordan that he should use his studio (Anatomy of a Headache) to record his music and follow his dream. Not one to ignore fatherly advice, Jordan began to write and record at the relocated and renamed, Mixed Headache Studios. When Artemis Records brought up the idea of recording a tribute record for Warren, Jordan and Jorge joined forces again to produce "Enjoy Every Sandwich: The Songs of Warren Zevon." Jordan also performed a previously unreleased song, "Studebaker" on the record with such legendary musicians as David Lindley, Waddy Wachtel, and Calderón. As John Lennon wrote, "Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans" and Jordan would learn how true that was when 3 weeks after his father's death, the news came that his Mother, Tule Livingston Dillow, was diagnosed with inoperable breast cancer. Music was set aside as the family began the process of care for Tule while she underwent a painful series of radiation and chemotherapy. What was originally thought to be a treatable cancer was starting to spread quickly and was eventually too aggressive to fight. Tule died on March 3, 2004. Knowing how much his parents believed in his music and armed with a newfound appreciation for life, and the support of his recent marriage to "the one that almost got away", Jodi (apparently he has managed to work through his fears of commitment), Jordan knew it was time to get serious about his own career in music. He enlisted the help of some long time friends who, as luck would have it, are also talented musicians/producers. His first EP was released in early July, '05.


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Charlene Komar Storey

Solid Debut Rewards Multiple Plays
No clunkers in this debut from Jordan Zevon. Press "repest" when you slide it in your player, because not only is it just plain fun to listen to again and again, you get more out of it each time -- the mark of a really good CD. It has something of a British invasion feel, with a dash of his father's wry wit. Well worth ordering.

Robert Hughes

Utterly Mindblowing
Jordan Zevon, he is an amazing songwritter and musician. I know of his fathers extensive work and was blown away by Jordans cover of "Studebaker". I bought the EP without hearing any preview.

I was blown away. Too late to be saved, draws up images of his father and the sound is superb. I can only hope he continuies to release more music like this.

Sally

A FANTASTIC CD!! (A Fan is Born!!)
My God!! This CD is awesome indeed!
In thold days I used to play vinyl albums until they were worn out with no grooves - here's hoping the same doesn't happen with CDs, or this one will be unplayable very soon!
Can't wait for more from you, Jordan!

Deb

my feelings about the CD
the lyrics are GREAT, the timing of the way the lyrics are sung is GREAT!!, the songs stick in my head, love jordan's voice

John

Great CD
I don't know if this is Jordan's first CD but if so it is a great effort. Great voice, great lyrics and production. I particularly like Insides Out and Too Late to be Saved. I always liked Warren and it looks like I will get into Jordan in the same way. Looking forward to the next one.

Alan

Music is fun again
It is great to be able to listen to music and smile during. Nicely done - only two tracks really stand out in my opinion, but well worth it.

Captain Yoo Hoo

I can't stop listening to it.
Since I have gotten this c.d. I have,no foolin', listened to it front to back at least 60 times. I can't explain just what it is that gets me. Perhaps it's the likeness to other great pop acts, like XTC,The Grays,Paul Simon,Elvis Costello,Squeeze, and not surprisingly, Warren Zevon. I know it's obvious to look for the similarities between Jordan and Warren but in a strange way Jordan's c.d. has made listening to Warren's music an even more enriching experience. I assume it's because the sweetness and fuller range of Jordan's voice allows for a strange recall of what was occasionaly hidden in Warren's voice.
The lyrics are also convincingly established. Where some writers would only use wordplay as an intellectual flex, Jordan has attached an emotional resonance to clever turns of phrase.
As all great pop records do, this one gets better with every listen.
My only regret is that there only 5 songs available right now.

Frenzy

5 of the best tunes you could ever want to buy
Great work Jordan!!! Your 5 tunes are better than any of the tunes I've ever written! I hear some beatles in your song writing and several other great influences. I can't wait to hear more my man! Congrats on writing some awesome music! Now if the rest of the world will clue in!
-trey

Duncan Smith Top Shelf Music

Very impressive, bring on a full album.
This is an excellent collection, and has left me thirsting
for a fully fledged album.Very melodic,well produced and with accomplished craftsmanship this is one of my favourite
releases of the year to date.I own everything Warren ever
did and on the strength of this music ,I will purchase all
Jordan's releases too. Highly recommended.

Mike E.

Remember the name.
The name Zevon may be familiar to you, the music isn't. I bought cd this after listening to Warren a lot recently. It's not his daddy's music. Not better, not worse, very different. A big career is my prediction for Jordan. Not only a splendid talent but a ginuinely nice guy with one incredible heart. Oh, the music. Like melody with wit and insight. Some of the best imagery heard since Joni Mitchell.
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