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Jazz artist interprets Aaliyah song

By David Renshaw • 1/19/23 • The Fader

The prolific jazz musician Sam Gendel has announced a new album, titled Cookup, on which he reimagines songs by a range of R&B greats. The album includes Gendel’s interpretation of Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love,” Aaliyah’s “Are You That Somebody,” and “Let Me Love You” by Mario among others.

Cookup is out February 24 via Nonesuch. The album was recorded in California and features Gendel playing sax as well as wind controller, synthesizer, piano, great bass recorder, and nylon guitar.


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