Jazz Renditions of Blues, Soul, Pop & Rock Hits (Part 1)

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The compositions that we refer to as "jazz standards" were the pop songs of their time, before gradually developing into mainstays of the jazz repertoire. This week we focus on jazz interpretations of today's popular music, with renditions of the songs of artists ranging from Marvin Gaye to Sonic Youth, from Prince to Led Zeppelin, from Ray Charles to Paul Simon, from Donald Fagen to Bob Dylan and more. Will some of these songs become the standards of the coming years?

Happy listening!


  • John Scofield "Sticks and Stones" from That's What I Say (Verve) 0:00
  • Host talks 3:44
  • Paul Desmond "Mrs. Robinson" from Bridge Over Troubled Water (A&M) 5:54
  • Cannonball Adderley "Why Am I Treated So Bad" from Why Am I Treated So Bad! (Capitol) 8:31
  • Erik Friedlander "Golden Dawn" from Skin (Siam) 16:09
  • Host talks 19:49
  • Sidsel Endresen, Bugge Wesseltoft "Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover" from Duplex Ride (Curling Legs) 21:57
  • New York Composers Orchestra "Prodigal Son Revisited" from New York Composers' Orchestra (New World) 26:52
  • Joe Pass "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" from The Stones Jazz (Pacific Jazz) 35:52
  • Host talks 39:01
  • Donald Byrd "House of the Rising Sun" from Up With Donald Byrd (Verve) 42:27
  • Bill Frisell "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" from East/West (Nonesuch) 47:59
  • Malcolm Braff "Sexy M.F." from Inside (Enja) 55:44
  • Host talks 1:00:44
  • Jewels and Binoculars "Cold Irons Bound" from Ships with Tattooed Sails (Upshot) 1:03:04
  • Vincent Peirani "Kashmir to Heaven: I -Opening, II -Kashmir" from Living Being II: Night Walker (ACT) 1:09:00
  • Chris Lightcap's Bigmouth "All Tomorrow's Parties" from Epicenter (Clean Feed) 1:18:25
  • Host talks 1:24:14
  • Bill Evans "I Do It For Your Love" from Affinity (Warner) 1:26:49
  • Stefano Bollani "Morph the Cat" from Jazz Italiano Live 2006 (La Casa del Jazz/La Repubblica) 1:34:07
  • Júlio Resende Trio "Who Did You Think I Was" from You Taste Like a Song (Clean Feed) 1:40:27
  • Host talks 1:44:52
  • Nels Cline "Snare, Girl" from Lovers (Blue Note) 1:46:49
  • Ernst Reijseger, Franco D'Andrea "Ma l'amore no" from I Love You So Much It Hurts (Winter & Winter) 1:53:21
  • Host talks 2:02:19
  • Etienne Charles "You Don't Love Me (No No No)" from Creole Soul (Culture Shock) 2:04:54
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