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Corey Taylor Wants To Record A “Dark Jazz Album”

Brii Jamieson
Brii Jamieson 8 January 2019 at 10.49

This is unexpected, and pretty cool.

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has revealed a deep love of jazz music, and a desire to release a "dark jazz album" in the future. 

The comments around his love of jazz were made during an interview with RadioVegas.Rocks in answer to a question about his desire to experiment with other musical genres in the future.

“I’ve actually been thinking about… putting together a quartet or a quintet and doing a jazz album, like a dark jazz album and recording it in a room."

He continued “It won’t sell shit. It would really just be for my own personal collection. I love jazz. A lot of people don’t realise that. I listen to a lot of forties and fifties jazz.”

Proving his passion for jazz, the Slipknot frontman then went on to discuss some of the jazz that he's been particularly into over the years, which could help shape the direction of any future jazz project, sharing “There’s this haunting stuff that Billie Holiday would do, the older stuff that Charlie Parker would do when he was really fucked up – that would be the stuff that I would be closer to."

And it turns out this isn't just a random thought- he's already got some ideas “I’ve got jazzy versions of some of my own songs that I would love to try. Probably something like ‘Prosthetics’ I think would be really cool. And then ‘Bother’. I’ve got a really cool jazzy version of ‘Bother’ that could be really cool.”

While we may not have a jazzy version of 'Prosthetics', give the original a spin below:

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