Iconic Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison makes a dramatic return with a heavily jazz-influenced new album, ‘You’re Driving Me Crazy’, which sees him join forces with renowned virtuoso Hammond-organist (and trumpeter) Joey DeFrancesco. Morrison’s 39th album finds him exploring fresh interpretations of jazz and blues songs by the likes of Cole Porter and Johnny Mercer, alongside reworkings of originals from his extensive back catalogue, all set to DeFrancesco’s hard-swinging Hammond work. Morrison has been singing jazz from as far back as Astral Weeks and this recent dive into the deep end of that genre’s pool has clearly pushed a creative button. He’s scatting, playing with emphasis on words and acting as if he wouldn’t mind riding out the rest of his years in this zone. The fine studio band also includes guitarist Dan Wilson, drummer Michael Ode and tenor saxophonist Troy Roberts.