'Moulin Rouge' Director Baz Luhrmann Charmed by BTS's V 'Le Jazz de V'
Renowned director Baz Luhrmann is turning heads as he shows his enthusiastic approval of the jazz cover by BTS's V. Recently, in celebration of BTS's 10th anniversary, V released 'Le Jazz de V', a live jazz clip as a token of gratitude for their fans.
'Le Jazz de V', which includes the songs 'It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas' and 'Cheek to Cheek', showcases V's ability to be a flawless jazz vocalist, complete with traditional crooning and ad lib scatting techniques in harmony with a jazz band's performance. His vocals, rich and elegant, resonate beautifully with the jazz instrumentation.
V also shared several photos capturing the vibrant atmosphere of the recording session on Instagram.
Baz Luhrmann, famous for his musical film 'Moulin Rouge', expressed his interest by liking the photos and videos of 'Le Jazz de V' posted by V on Instagram and also began following V's account. The artists followed by Luhrmann are very few, making his action all the more noteworthy.
Luhrmann, known as the 'king of visuals', has received critical acclaim for films such as 'Romeo + Juliet', starring Leonardo DiCaprio, and 'The Great Gatsby'. He swept various prestigious film festivals by winning two Academy Awards for 'Moulin Rouge', featuring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor. He is particularly known for his sensual direction and proficient use of music, which combine to deliver impressive visual aesthetics and popular appeal.
V's jazz covers have drawn significant attention and praise from the American jazz community. The official account of 'Cheek to Cheek' composer, Irving Berlin, featured V's cover video on their Twitter. The official account of Bing Crosby, who released 'It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas' in 1951, responded, "I like V's 'It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas.'"
Last year, Bing Crosby's official account expressed special affection by posting V's 'It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas' video, which V had gifted to his fans on Christmas Eve, with the caption, "my friend V's lovely cover." Even prior to this, they had actively shown their love by stating, "V would make a great jazz crooner like Bing."