Teddy Abrams “The Order of Nature” with Jim James
Conductor, composer, and Music Director of the Louisville Orchestra Teddy Abrams and lead singer and songwriter of My Morning Jacket Jim James have teamed up to create “a fairly lit collaboration” (Rolling Stone), The Order of Nature. The album was recorded in 2018 with the Louisville Orchestra during the annual Festival of American Music and released this month on Decca Gold. The Order of Nature is a song cycle for orchestra inspired by the natural world and its message of peace, love, and equality.
Listen to their interview and performance with WNYC’s All Of It with Allison Stewart.
Watch their interview on AOL Build
Jim James and Teddy Abrams break it down track by track on Consequence of Sound.
This project is available for orchestras. Visit this page for more information and booking.
“In their symbiotic relationship, James, who performs as both a solo artist and the leader of rock band My Morning Jacket, has given Abrams and his orchestra an edge and lyrical depth. Abrams, meanwhile, has lent James a theatrical element unmatched by anything he could have created on his own in a studio. Together, they build a story complete with expositions, arching climaxes and grand denouements. Songs roll into one another in such a way that it’s not always apparent where one ends and another begins.” Associated Press
“The spirit and sound here is a bit What’s Goin On and a bit “Nature Boy,” addressing timely issues —guns, civil unrest, newsfeed overload, delusional religion — and advocating for love over hate. It’s good to hear the grain of James’ voice minus its usual cloak of reverb; his writing’s passionate, and the orchestrations show smarts and wit…It doesn’t rock, per se, but it does soar.” Rolling Stone