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Jorja Smith covers St Germain's "Rose Rouge" for new Blue Note compilation

10 June 2020, 11:10 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Jorja Smith has released a cover of St Germain's "Rose Rouge" as the first single from the forthcoming Blue Note Re:imagined compilation.

Smith's take on St Germain's "Rose Rouge" is her first release since last month's "Kiss Me In The Morning".

It's also the first single to be shared from Blue Note Re:imagined, a compilation album that features classic Blue Note tracks recorded by newer names in the jazz, R&B and soul scene.

As well as featuring Jorja Smith, Blue Note Re:imagined will also include recordings from Shabaka Hutchings, Ezra Collective, Nubya Garcia, Mr Jukes, Steam Down, Skinny Pelembe, Emma-Jean Thackray, Poppy Ajudha, Jordan Rakei, Fieh, Ishmael Ensemble, Blue Lab Beats, Melt Yourself Down, Yazmin Lacey, and Alfa Mist.

Smith says of the LP, "Honoured to be involved on this Blue Note album to rework St Germain’s anthem "Rose Rouge". And with such an array of wonderful musicians on the album, including my brothers Ezra Collective."

Ezra Collective add, "This project means so much to us in Ezra Collective. For us, Blue Note encapsulates everything that jazz is. Everchanging, evermoving with times and always swinging. From Herbie to Wayne, Glasper and Jose James. Across the decades it’s been a constant source of inspiration, so to contribute to that is a dream come true."

Jorja Smith's "Rose Rouge" cover is out now. Blue Note Re:imagined will be released 25 September via Decca Records and Blue Note.
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