Jazz spans a period of over 100 years and encompasses a range of music from ragtime to the present day, and has proved to be very difficult to define. Jazz makes heavy use of improvisation, polyrhythms, syncopation and the swung note, as well as aspects of European harmony, American popular music, the brass band tradition, and African musical elements such as blue notes and ragtime. The birth of Jazz in the multicultural society of America has led intellectuals from around the world to hail Jazz as “one of America’s original art forms”
Bob Dylan is Jazz at heart, what I mean is that he improvise, he elaborates on his own work. Sometimes his songs are unrecognisable to us. He goes with flow, he goes where the song takes him. He is very “jazzy”, but he does seldom sound like jazz.
I have had quite a few posts with Bob Dylan cover versions and today we collecting 11 more Jazz artists doing their interpretations of his songs.
See also: 10 fine Jazz Covers Of Bob Dylan Songs
Diana Krall – Wallflower:
Herbie Hancock with Lisa Hannigan – The Times, They Are A’ Changin’:
Marty Ehrlich’s – Blind Willie McTell:
Keith Jarrett – Lay Lady Lay:
Ron Miles Jazz cover of Bob Dylan’s Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
Jamie Saft Trio with Mike Patton – Ballad of a thin man:
Rotem Sivan Trio – Make You Feel My Love:
Hailey Tuck – Don’t Think Twice (official video):
Barb Jungr – I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight:
Bill Frisell – Just Like A Woman:
Mia Žnidarič – Simple Twist of Fate: