Amy Winehouse planned Jazz album with ‘supergroup’

London: Singer Amy Winehouse was planning to record a Jazz album with a ‘supergroup’ before she died, music producer Salaam Remi has revealed.

According to Remi, the ‘Back to Black’ singer was planning to team with drummer Questlove of ‘The Roots’ and saxophone player Soweto Kinch to make the record.

There were a bunch of other names bouncing around,” the BBC quoted him as saying, at a press playback for her posthumous album.

Remi has worked on all three Winehouse albums, including ‘Lioness: Hidden Treasures’, which will be released next month.

The producer said he came to know about Winehouse’s “super group” plans because she used to write down everything.

“She had written down everything she wanted to do,” he added.

Remi also claimed that when it came to her music, Winehouse was a perfectionist.

“She was taking her time with it, and at the end of the day all of her songs are somewhat autobiographical. So she had to live through something, then get out of it and look back at it, to be able to write about it,” he said.

The announcement to release a posthumous album on 5 December was made earlier this month, with Winehouse’s father Mitch calling it a “fitting tribute”.

A donation of 1pound from every album sold will go towards the Amy Winehouse foundation, a charity set up by her father ‘to support charitable activities that provide help, support or care for young people’.

The foundation was officially launched in September - on what would have been the star’s 28th birthday.

Winehouse died from accidental alcohol poisoning at the age of 27.


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