Twenty-three-year-old jazz saxophonist and singer Grace Kelly has been playing professionally since her teens, releasing her first album at 12 and moving from success to success. She also often plays with Jon Batiste’s Stay Human on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and has been prominent on the festival scene for years. Recently, she teamed up with Amazon’s Bosch TV show to create some music inspired by the show’s lead character, “Blues for Harry Bosch”. It’s a great match as Kelly’s slinky sax lines backed up with gentle grooves and late night ennui conjures the mood and textures of a nighttime of cocktails and possible intrigue, while it also deliciously blurs the lines between jazz and soul.
Kelly notes that she “wanted to write a song that sonically portrayed the feeling of Bosch getting ready to jump into a crime scene. ‘Blues for Harry Bosch’ is layered with anticipation, excitement, and a bit of mystery.”
Meanwhile for the video, she “wanted to create something visually cohesive with the vibe of the song which is so funky and club like. I had this idea to bring some dancers, masks, colorful lights and smoke to set the scene. Once the dancers came in and did their thing, the video ended up taking on a life of its own. We were able to get the actual footage of Harry Bosch portrayed by Titus Welliver, along with the scene that features me with my band. In the end it all ties together beautifully.”
“Blues for Harry Bosch” appears on Grace Kelly’s 10th album, Trying to Figure It Out, released February 19th via PAZZ music.
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