A while back I posted about Northern Daydream 3: Future Proof Past, the third album in my series of jazz fusion covers.
This album is going to consist of a set of covers of songs written by Herbie Hancock and Keith Jarrett. With at least one original and a bonus mashup thrown in for fun. And, of course, a YouTube video of the recording of each track.
At the time of that original post, I had recorded 3 of the songs. Now I’ve recorded three more! That’s one each by Herbie and Keith, plus the bonus mashup.
First, there’s Keith Jarret’s “Grow Your Own”:
That was followed by a goofy mashup idea I came up with when I was doing a bass subbing gig with a local big band that was playing “The Chicken,” a James Brown tune popularized in jazz circles by Jaco Pastorius in the early ’80s. The goofy part is that I mashed it up with Pearl Jam’s “Alive”:
And, most recently, I did a somewhat-mashup of Herbie Hancock tunes. Which is to say, I did a cover of his 19/8 space jam “Hidden Shadows,” released in 1973, but I threw in ’80s-style Linn Drum samples, along with shoehorning the melody of his 1983 synth pop hit “Rockit” into that unusual time signature:
What’s next? Well, I’m still working on it… but whatever it turns out to be, it will be a Keith Jarrett composition. Or, compositions? Hmm… we shall see.
Rest assured, however, that the following will not be a part of the album…