Monday, August 29, 2022

VA - Reprise! When Jazz Meets Pop Vol. 01 - 03 [2005-2007] (3 x CD's)



VA - Reprise! When Jazz Meets Pop Vol. 01 - 03 [2005-2007] (3 x CD's)

Most of these jazz covers of rock-pop songs are really great. Especially because they do not sound like the originals.  All in all, a good set of CD's to have. I have listened to over and over again. Great driving music.

I always enjoy playing this set. Just enjoy!



Track lists

Vol. 01

01 Bobby Mcferrin Drive My Car (The Beatles) 2:39

02 Jamie Cullum The Wind Cries Mary (Jimi Hendrix) 3:32

03 Martin Taylor Johnny & Mary (Robert Palmer) 5:03

04 Ferruccio Spinetti & Petra Magoni I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor) 3:46

05 Senor Coconut Smoke On The Water (Deep Purple) 4:45

06 Giovanni Mirabassi A Sim Bonanga (Johnny Clegg & Savuka) 2:47

07 Nancy Wilson Ode To Billie Joe (Bobbie Gentry) 5:15

08 Joshua Redman Tears In Heaven (Eric Clapton) 3:14

09 Lisa Bassenge Like A Virgin (Madonna) 5:15

10 Larry Schneider Tom's Dinner (Suzanne Vega) 4:10

11 Herbie Hancock All Apologies (Nirvana) 4:59

12 Patricia Barber She's A Lady (Tom Jones) 4:09

13 Wes Montgomery Say A Little Prayer (Dionne Warwick) 2:58

14 Etta Jones Unchained Melody (Alex North) 4:15

15 Doug Wamble Walking On The Moon (Police) 5:17

16 Caecilia Norby Life On Mars (David Bowie) 3:36

17 Brad Mehldau Exit Music (Radiohead) 4:22

Vol. 02

01 Paul Anka Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana) 2:39

02 Jamie Cullum Get Your Way (Blondie) 3:53

03 Bojan Z Quartet Ashes To Ashes (David Bowie) 4:40

04 Esther Phillips And I Love Him (The Beatles) 2:39

05 John Scofield Unchain My Heart (Ray Charles) 4:49

06 Pyeng Threadgill Close To Me (The Cure) 4:24

07 Bel Canto Orquestra & Pascal Comelade All Tomorrow's Parties (The Velvet Underground & Nico) 2:43

08 Pink Turtle How Deep Is Your Love (Bee Gees) 2:35

09 Cassandra Wilson Fragile (Sting) 4:33

10 Bill Evans Trio Theme From M.A.S.H (Tv Show) 5:52

11 Charlie Hunter Quartet & Norah Jones More Than This (Roxy Music) 4:07

12 Patrick Artero Vesoul (Jacques Brel) 3:52

13 Franck Tortiller & L'ong The Rain Song (Led Zeppelin) 6:40

14 Bill Henderson & Count Basie Yesterday (The Beatles) 3:02

15 Michel Graillier All Love Is Fair (Stevie Wonder) 3:26

16 Jimmy Scott Soory Seems To Be The Hardest Word (Elton John) 4:52

Vol. 03

01 Erika Stucky Bad (Michael Jackson) 3:20

02 Pink Turtle Walk On The Wild Side (Lou Reed) 4:07

03 Wes Montgomery California Dreaming (The Mamas & The Papas) 3:03

04 Karen Lanaud Highway To Hell (Ac/Dc) 2:03

05 Aldo Romano, Baptiste Trotignon & Rémi Vignolo Say It Ain't So (Weezer) 4:27

06 Chet Baker Spinning Wheel (Blood, Sweat & Tears) 3:12

07 Arcoiris Horse With No Name (America) 4:45

08 Earl Klugh I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Smokey Robinson & The Miracles) 4:09

09 Eldissa Stayin' Alive (Bee Gees) 3:34

10 Lord Sitar I Can See For Miles (The Who) 3:38

11 Lou Donaldson Ode To Billy Joe (Bobbie Gentry) 6:26

12 Biréli Lagrène Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel) 6:45

13 Quincy Jones I Got You (James Brown) 3:57

14 Bugge Wesseltoft & Sidsel Endresen Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover (Simon & Garfunkel) 4:55

15 Maxence Cyrin Unfinished Sympathy (Massive) 2:10




  1. Full fat butter here, no margarine in sight. Whoo Hoo.....stellar offer BB. Thanks.

    1. Hi D.
      I don't know how many times I've played this set while painting and at dinner parties and just for the Paul Anka rendition of Smells Like Teen Spirit.

  2. Fabulous compilation, and I hate to be pedantic... but I believe the Marvin Gaye recording of Grapevine preceded Smokey Robinson's version, both in 1968, and Gladys Knight's version in 1967 was actually the earliest recording of this song (apart from Norman Whitfield's demo I expect) :)
    All the best,

    1. Thanks Big Dave.
      Appreciated. Lot to love about this set.

  3. Thank you so much, a pleasure to listen to!

    1. Hi drfeelgood.
      A beautiful sound for sure. Enjoy!

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    1. Glad to hear you picked this up. It is very cool.