Actor Hugh Laurie, the Emmy Award nominated, Golden Globe Award winning star of the TV series House visits the Basie in support of his debut musical release, Let Them Talk. A musical celebration of New Orleans, with Laurie leading the band on piano and vocals. The album features American classics like "St. James Infirmary," "Swanee River," "John Henry," and "It Ain't Necessarily So." Says Laurie, "I've broken a cardinal rule of art...actors are supposed to act, and musicians are supposed to music...(but) the blues have made me laugh, weep, dance...this is a family record." The Wall Street Journal said, "From its opening bars, the music proves the disc isn't a vanity project or another role...he's been playing piano since he was 6."