Monday, January 4, 2016

Dylan Cover #215 The Jamie Saft Trio "What Was It You Wanted"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a cover by The Jamie Saft Trio of the Dylan tune "What Was It You Wanted"

It is Jazzy January here at RtBE and that is flowing into our Monday Dylan Cover Series as we look at four covers from The Jamie Saft Trio who put a jazz twist on the Bard's Catalog.  

Thoughts On Original:
Oh Mercy brought Dylan back in from the creative wasteland that was his 1980's. It had an eerie sense of foreboding, helped by producer Daniel Lanois and the ghosts of New Orleans. The irritable old man in Dylan came out a bit here as well, and "What Was It You Wanted" is a good example of that, a confused searching colors the lyrics as the protagonist just can't seem to get it right. 

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
Up until recently we had not heard of the Jamie Saft Trio, but with our focus this month on the group here is a little something about them. Comprised of Jamie Saft on Piano, Ben Perowsky on Drums and Greg Cohen on Bass the group is an acoustic Jazz trio who have produced 2 releases, the one we are focusing on this month of Dylan covers and Astaroth- the Jamie Saft Trio Plays Masada Book II.
Thoughts on Cover:
We are focusing on one set of artists this month for our Dylan cover series and we wanted to start it off on the highest note. While all the songs this month are worth hearing, this is the track that really caught our ear as the trio glides around the song and pushes it around in lots of directions. Jamie Saft takes the lead and the rhythm section follows. A great way to kick off another year of Dylan Covers.

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