ReMix:Super Mario Bros. "Jazz Plumber Trio" 2:23

By djpretzel

Arranging the music of 2 songs...

"Overworld BGM", "Underground BGM"

Primary Game: Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo , 1985, NES), music by Koji Kondo

Posted 2000-05-12, evaluated by djpretzel

Okay, I can pretty much guarantee, if you don't like Jazz, you won't like this . . in fact, even if you do, I'm not so sure . . . HOWEVER, I think it came out pretty nice - I just got some great new acoustic sounds, and wanted to put them to use, so this is a sort of Jazz Trio feel, like if you walked into a coffeehouse back in the late 1950's and there were people reading poetry . . that sort of thing . . . it's all improvised, which is a lot harder than it sounds, and it does take some interesting liberties with the main mario melodies . . well, I guess you'll just HAVE to download to see what I mean ^^



Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2015-07-30 20:46:04

Oh man I can definitely get behind this one. The samples are even solid enough where I'd at least second guess their legitimacy some of the time, which is pretty impressive! And the arrangement of the tunes is very well done, I think that this would totally fly today with a bump in quality! It's so so hard to keep the original Mario themes interesting, but you did a very nice job. I'm so glad there's a place for songs like this~ :)

(.... also is that the flute from Shin Shuriken Jam?!)

on 2015-07-29 22:21:16

Very jazzy! I like it!

on 2011-11-11 12:38:55

When people say "gems of old OCR", this is without a doubt one of them. I think I found my Jazz groove. 1950's coffeehouse it is! As for the mix, the music flows so smoothly inbetween transitions and the sound is just so natural! I can actually picture this being played in a jazz club (well, this style of jazz club anyway). Very good arrangement and you kept with the style flawlessly. Damn good work.

Streets of Rage bum
on 2008-08-22 18:17:21

Just wanted to say this is one trippy, happenin' lil mix, i like how the sound just seems to have this "don't worry be happy, cheer up" kind of feel to it. And seeing it's one of the earlier mixes on the site, probably overlooked by the newer members. Stands the test of time in my books, good stuff DJP.

on 2008-04-15 16:36:28

Percussion sounds way too occupied for a lot of this and it's pretty distracting. It's like at the beginning when the flutist isn't playing yet, they are messing around with the drummer; playing notes as well.

Creative arrangement, and nice transition to the 1-2 theme, but overall I wasn't really feeling the flow. There was a lot of jarring sections where it wasn't really smooth. Pretty nice samples though, especially considering the age of the mix.

Goten X
on 2005-12-30 21:17:05

I personally enjoyed this piece as well. To tell the truth, I would have never thought of it, and that is what makes me like it even more. I love jazz, and this is truly a great jazz piece, if I do say so myself. Can't believe you thought jazz lovers wouldn't like it. :mrgreen:


on 2005-12-28 04:44:48
Super Mario Bros. 'Jazz Plumber Trio'

Jazz, when done right, is awesome. This is pretty darn close especially when you consider all of the instruments are fake. They sound great! This song jams. Lots of cool piano on top of the loose snare drums. Lots of great jazz elements help ensure this to be a must download. DJP definitely likes jazz and it shows. Nuttin' wrong wit dat I tell ya!

"when done right,"

Of course it's going to be done right! We're talking about DJP! I'm no jazz lover by any means, and this song R4WK5!!!11!1!1

Djpretzel adds another ownage layer.

Pip is uh.....
on 2005-03-14 22:50:00

Solid mix. Not for non jazz lovers though.

on 2004-12-31 11:57:22

I liked this jazz/mario/version. But has a small problem. This is not a Trio. Has 4 instruments in this remix: piano, flute, battery and "jazz guitar".

Mario in piano, Luigi in flute, Toad in battery and Wario in "jazz guitar".

Great King Rat
on 2004-09-11 05:43:21

Well then, I guess I must like jazz. I remember hearing this a loooong time ago, and it was just as good then as it is now. The piano and wind are the best parts, of course, as well as the part where he suddenly switches to the underworld theme. Not too keen on the percussion-and-bass section.

on 2004-01-16 12:51:59

I think that this arrangement is just amazing! Great job, keep up the good work!

on 2003-12-08 20:04:34

I don't want to comment on the technicals of jazz, because I'd just be crapping out poop, or even something else. All I know about some jazz is that:

1.)There must be solos everywhere

2.)Percussion must exploit every rhythm possible at any time

3.)Song duration can travel with no limit

4.)It is in the key of alphabet

5.)They fight ALL the time.

This mix falls into 4 of those categories I think, but/and it's pretty good. When it came on today I was enjoying every bit of it, but after repeated listens it kinda gets old, because you can expect everything, and for some reason in songs where there's infinite things going on, repeated listens of SHORT SAID SONGS grow old. Maybe sometime in the future 200X it will come as a surprise listen again.

I really think this would benefit from limitless duration, and I hear making MORE jazz pieces can achieve such amazing feats. With new and improved djp knowledge, and djp equipment, and djp POWER, forces combine and

screw that.

on 2003-08-09 16:59:15

Good stuff ! ! ! !

Jean Of mArc
on 2003-08-08 00:02:10

Wow. DJ Pretzel, (sorry, djpretzel), this is definatly one of your finest mixes, and among the best super mario bros. theme mixes out there at all.

I listened to this song before I read your description about it, and I thought for a long time that those were actually real instruments the whole time. They are very very convincing sounds!

Please do more like this nice Jazz randition. It's worth it for all ears to listen to!

on 2003-06-16 03:06:40

this has to be my favorite song so far on the site.. wow. i LOVE it

Sources Arranged (2 Songs)

Primary Game:
Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo , 1985, NES)
Music by Koji Kondo
"Overworld BGM"
"Underground BGM"

Tags (9)

Arrangement > Extended Soloing
Arrangement > Trio
Time > Duration: Short
Time > Tempo: Variable

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