As any good artist worth his salt understands, the key to keeping yourself happy — and staying newsworthy — is constant, boundary-pushing reinvention.
Ergo, former punk rocker Joe Jackson will still be looking sharp June 7, when he releases his sixth (?!) concert document, “Live Music,” with — of course — a suitably progressive twist.
It’s culled from his 2010 European tour, wherein the keyboardist reassembled two members of his classic Joe Jackson Band lineup, bassist Graham Maby and drummer Dave Houghton, as a jazzy, no-guitars trio.
“Live Music” will feature nine classics (including “Steppin’ Out” and “Got The Time”), plus three curious covers — The Beatles’ “Girl,” David Bowie’s “Scary Monsters” and Ian Dury’s “Inbetweenies.” Anyone downloading the record will receive a bonus track, “Fools In Love.”
Jackson is currently putting together a Duke Ellington tribute album, which will be tracked in Berlin, Amsterdam and New York. But he’ll take time off June 8 to appear with The Roots on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.”
For more information, visit www.joejackson.com.