Joe is an English musician and singer-songwriter. After years of studying music and playing clubs, Jackson's first release, Is She Really Going Out with Him? became a hit in 1979. This was followed by a number of new wave singles before he moved to more jazz-inflected pop music and had a Top 10 hit in 1982 with Steppin' Out. He has recorded 19 studio albums and received 5 Grammy Award nominations. Fool, once again showcases Jackson's incredible musical diversity and unique artistic vision. If the album had a theme, it would be Comedy and Tragedy and the way they're intertwined in our lives. The album begins with the powerfully mysterious Big Black Crowd, which foreshadows an album that is impossible to describe in one word but undoubtedly musically and lyrically powerful and touchingly beautiful. The striking Fabulously Absolute shows a different side of the album with Jackson portraying an almost snarky attitude in his voice and the music showing a very melodic drive. Despite what the title may suggest, none of Joe Jackson's remarkable songwriting, although multi-facetted, does in any way sound foolish. It is rather a sense of masterful craftsmanship and intent that defines Fool. The listener will find jazz, classic and – of course – pop influences that fuse to make an artistically valuable as well as entertaining experience.