All that jazz: Veteran actor turns his hand with new album

ACTOR Jeff Goldblum is literally all that jazz.

The Hollywood veteran is beloved around the world fir his starring roles in such classics as 'The Fly', 'The Big Chill' and 'Jurassic Park'.

But now the 66-year-old has turned his hand to an old love - jazz piano - and released his first debut album.

And wouldn't you know it - it's shot straight to No.1 on the charts.

Goldblum has been dedicated to tickling the ivories for more than 50 years, telling Rolling Stone he plays "every day".

"It's part of my life," he said. "I know what gratification comes from a routine and making something a habit and I play first thing in the morning."

Even when his career was skyrocketing, you could find the actor taking the stage at jazz clubs across Los Angeles in the mid-1990s.

And it was his weekly spot with the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra at the Rockwell club that inspired his new project - The Capitol Studios Sessions.

Featuring guest vocalists Haley Reinhart, Imelda May and Sarah Silverman, and trumpeter Till Bronner, and including hits such as 'My Baby Just Cares For Me' and 'Come On-A My House', the album has struck gold on Billboard's Jazz Albums chart.

And it could be just the perfect gift for Christmas.

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