About the album
You Were Just a Face in the Crowd, the title song, is a laid-back, seducti- ve opener. So here we are, sitting at table in the corner, the lights are low, it’s a weekday evening in a classy night club - in another place in another town - caressed by the dark richness of the crooner’s voice dressed up in a simple accompaniment that’s just right... That’s how it starts, and that’s how it continues... and ends out in the street walking around...
Jimmy Jørgensen does it again. Seduces us, entertains us, keeps us hanging, charms us with his original and catchy interpretations in a selection of well-known songs. And if we ever wondered whether we really wanted to get closer to these songs, Jimmy makes us abandon those doubts. He and his musical cohorts give each song their own per- sonal and gentle treatment, they peel off layers and focus on what mat- ters, the message and the mood.
It is tempting to write that Jimmy Jørgensen is more than a face in the crowd. The multi-talented 46 year-old has more to offer than his easily recognizable looks. He has a winding trail behind him: A fatherless 14 year-old petty criminal thrown out of school and forced into an appren- ticeship which lead to a number of years as a plumber. He was drafted and wound up in the Royal Guard, while his parallel nightlife as a pun- ker and musician culminated in the band Hotel Hunger and an artistic career as an actor, musician, vocalist, crooner, interpreter.
Just one year ago, Jimmy Jørgensen released his first solo effort Come Into My Sleep. The CD received fine reviews, and Jimmy has spent the last year or so touring with his musical partner, Boi Holm, and his band. Once again, they spent spare time in between gigs at the Chimney Top Roof Studio in Christiania with a handful of Denmark’s finest jazz and rock musicians (see the list below).
The repertoire includes a couple of originals and a hand-picked selec- tion of new and old pop and rock songs, which in the original versions may seem far apart in style, but somehow fuse into a warm and organic listening experience in the magical world of sound created by Jimmy Jørgensen & Co.