I really like two issues on this international: covers of online game song and a community tv display that validates my tastes. That’s why it’s glorious that Jon Batiste exists. Batiste is the band chief on The Past due Display with Stephen Colbert, and final evening his band, Keep Human, coated the “Misplaced Woods Theme” from The Legend of Zelda collection. Have a pay attention:
Jon Batiste performs Misplaced Woods Theme on The Past due Display with Stephen Colbert pic.twitter.com/HWdePpUkZT
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The “Misplaced Woods Theme” is from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Lengthy-time in-house Nintendo composer Koji Kondo wrote the jaunty song. And prefer maximum of Kondo’s song, it’s the type of monitor you’ll pay attention on repeat as it has to suit onto the tiny reminiscence of a cartridge however by some means that repetition handiest makes it higher. Kondo extensively utilized the restricted word vary of the Ocarina for this tune. However once more, he turns that limitation into an asset, and Batiste’s new association performs on that.
As for why Batiste coated a online game tune on CBS’s giant late-night communicate display — neatly, it’s one thing of a signature transfer for him. He’s a hypertalented musician who has performed with one of the most greatest acts on the earth. You’ll pay attention his piano on recordings with Prince, Willie Nelson, and Stevie Surprise. However Batiste’s tastes come from rising up with video video games.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Batiste stated that he discovered to play piano through taking courses but additionally through transcribing the song he heard in his favourite video games. He particularly beloved the tunes from Boulevard Fighter Alpha, Ultimate Myth, and Sonic the Hedgehog.
Batiste has even launched a unmarried for his Inexperienced Hill Zone quilt, which is simply astounding.
Now, in the event you’ll excuse me, I’m going to hear this on repeat for the remainder of the day.