Monday, January 20, 2020

Dylan Cover #411 Gary Burton Quartet "I Want You" Live

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a live cover by Gary Burton Quartet playing "I Want You" 
Jazzy January has invade Mondays! All this month we will check out various artists covering Dylan in a Jazz vibe, can you dig it daddy-o?

Thoughts on Original:
(From the first time we tackled a cover of this song)
A song that fits the Gemini Dylan like a glove; direct lyrical yearning chorus with verses that meander about introducing characters like roadblocks in the way of true love. It was the last tune written for the mega Blonde on Blonde and a song he and others (it was Al Kooper's favorite) admired so much he almost titled the album after it. Never a track that jumps to the top of peoples "favorites" or "best of" Dylan lists but one that really nails what the artist is all about in some of the simplest terms.


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
The vibe player Gary Burton and his Quartet are solid jazz men but also new to RtBE, we will have to dig a bit deeper on them in the future.

Thoughts on Cover:
The group gets after it as they play an energetic and bass driven attack on the tune. Very melodic and grooving this is a damn good cover for our Jazzy January taken from the band's live Carnegie Hall concert.  

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