Looking for jazz and classical covers of popular/famous songs.
I love jazz and classical music. I recently bought this album
, well, almost the whole series, really, but not all of them were great. Lots of percussion and fake bossa nova style that's just annoying. I like Brad Mehldau's covers of Radiohead songs. And oh, Try A Little Tenderness by Nina Simone
. I kinda like Karen Souza's version of Creep
, too, but it's not the best. Can you suggest something that I will enjoy? Please note that I am not looking for jazz covers of well-known jazz songs/standards, like Diana Krall singing Sinatra. I probably have that.
For classical, I like some of the String Quartet tributes. Mostly I guess something that involves violins or performed by a symphony -- none of the instrumental guitar or piano love song versions that sometimes sound like a minus one.
Are there anything else like these out there? This thread
gave some nice suggestions but am looking for covers of more recent popular songs.
Special snowflake detail: I want to listen to these while I work, so I prefer something that you can tap your toes to, or something relaxing and peaceful, or something that I can let swell into the silence. Thanks in advance!