ReMix: The Legend of Zelda "Jazzy" 1:54

By AmIEviL

Arranging the music of one song...


Primary Game: The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo, 1986, NES), music by Koji Kondo

Posted 2000-03-20, evaluated by djpretzel

LOUNGE!!!! What would Zelda sound like if it was played by some Jazz musicians in a laid back bar somewhere in New Orleans?? Perhaps something a little like THIS . . a very stylin contribution from 'AmIEvil', this jazzy take on Link's music is great for chillin as only a little elf can . . dig. .



Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2015-05-20 11:23:10

AmIEvil, I remember you being a hero of the first few years of OCR, so sad to not have seen you in a while.

Is it weird that the first thing I thought of was this tune being used a point-and-click adventure game? Like a Broken Sword or Leisure Suit Larry style (gameplay-wise) Zelda game. That would be silly.

Anyway, even with the cheap instrumentation this tune is pretty nice. Sinfully short, but pleasing for the ears, and it does have enough of that lounge feel to translate. I'm also a not-so-guilty fan of elevator music and that sort of thing so this is right up my alley. Not too shabby overall especially for a first tune dang.

on 2011-10-26 10:45:20

Funny, it almost sounds like a Zelda version of the BGM to one of my Clue games that has this genre. Very catchy, smooth, chill and it seems to be one of those "days of yore" gems. Nicely done with smoothing it back out after letting it take off. Could have been a bit longer, but really no complaints from me.

SubNormal J3
on 2010-11-14 04:36:51

0:00 these chords are perfect

0:13 didn't really dig the dominant resolution here, though

0:19 love hearing a rhodes and a piano together

0:43 nice snappy snare

1:06 too bad no new chord interpretations here

1:46 classy, albeit abrupt, ending

Steven McFly Jr
on 2010-04-17 02:19:03

Boney James reincarnate? Smoooooth Daddy-O

on 2009-02-10 14:30:28

This just feels too mechanical; one can feel the datedness of it, but even so, I like it. Its got a great groove and blends Zelda with jazz extremely well.

Definitely worth checking out for the Zelda and/or jazz enthusiast.

on 2008-10-14 13:37:14

Hmm... this was the first of a barrage of legend of zelda jazz remixes... I guess this may have influenced a couple of that time period :D

on 2008-01-23 14:53:37

Short but still containing some decent arrangement and expansion, this is a decent but clearly older mix. The melody is played verbatim with a touch of swing, and the real progression in the song comes from the accompanying instruments. The lead samples are kind of weak and rather mechanical, but it's a super early mix that helps give the site perspective.

Not my favorite, but it's cool to see AmIEvil doing something that is outside of his normal comfort zone, and for the time, doing a pretty good job of it.

on 2007-01-30 07:20:07

I've loved this genre for so long, only, I never knew what it was called... lounge? Is it?

I love smooth music like this, esp. of the bossa nova/ samba variety, but even though it looks like "bossa nova" could be considered "lounge," I really kept it in its own genre. It's just like, Jazz with a Brazilian take on it... LOVE IT...

The mixer does a good job with the swing beat in this one, LOVE the re-work of the chords and the instrumentation. Only complaint is that he/she could have done more. Loved the feel, but it just ended too soon. Other than that, GREAT music.

lady zelda
on 2006-03-28 14:27:16

It's an interesting take on the original. But yes, I do get the lounge feel. It's chill, mellow, and practical. Good work.

on 2006-03-28 14:14:32

Some people say this doesn't have the lounge feeling to it. Personally, I don't care. This mix is my favorite Zelda remix by far. My only complaint is that it's not longer!!

on 2005-10-12 20:00:12

This badboy sounds all fake. I don't feel like I'm in a lounge at all. And there be not enough funk. It just sounds like a robot; no emotion.

Perform this with a real band and then we'll talk.

on 2005-02-19 11:46:24

A bit short, but I like it. The ending is especially nice, ending without the resolution. Not a bad jazz song, either. 7/10

on 2004-10-28 21:48:36

the ride cymbal is all wrong!

but the rest is good

on 2004-09-22 13:27:05

This is probably the best Jazz versions of Zelda's theme by far :) If you know of a better remix Jazz version of this song then please do tell! Till then, I rate this one a 10.

on 2003-11-09 11:18:26

NOt Bad I guess but still would Pick the original over this one. Was a good try But i guess He did not put all his time into this one, Maybe next time.


Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo, 1986, NES)
Music by Koji Kondo

Tags (8)

Chill, Mellow
Electric Piano, Piano, Woodwinds
Time > Duration: Short
Time > Tempo: Slow

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