Musical Discovery: ‘Grant Green’ by Mr Jukes feat. Charles Bradley

It’s been over a year since Bombay Bicycle Club announced that they were to go on hiatus, but now some of the band’s members have returned – albeit in the form of their own solo projects.

Cue Jack Steadman, the lead singer of the group who’s now explored the jazz genre with his stage name, Mr Jukes. In his latest single with Charles Bradley called Grant Green, the musician pays tribute to one of the greats from the American jazz music scene.

With mellow bass riffs lying underneath flowing drum rhythms, it’s a track which is certainly jazzy in nature. Further adding to the tone is the vocals of Charles Bradley, who channels the traditional soul of a jazz singer in the song.

Like most jazz, Grant Green has that perfect play-in-the-background vibe to it. Whilst the verses are, agreed, somewhat forgettable, the atmospheric feel to the single means that it’s still just as powerful when played for more casual listening. After all, it’s the chorus where Jukes and Bradley really shine through.

Accentuated notes from the brass section and drums maintain the liveliness of the song, with catchy and memorable lyrics also adding to the successful chorus.

As garden party season approaches, this is certainly a track to have on your playlist.

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