I’ve been checking out some other artist’s takes on the music of Bjork, and have discovered some really beautiful tracks…Enjoy!
Bon Iver and The Bjorkestra have something in common – obviously a love of this tune, which is (I think) one of the best songs on Medulla. What an angelic voice this cat has.
I can totally see why Bjork loves The Dirty Projectors…they really got their own thing happening and give “Hyperballad” an added dimension.
Robert Glasper is one of my favorite jazz pianists, and this is a lovely cover of “Joga” – my most favorite Bjork song of all time.
Thom Yorke takes “Unravel” to another place. Great vibe!
I’ve never heard of Further Seems Forever – but they sound great – kind of like if U2 covered “Pagan Poetry” don’t you think?
I’ve got the entire band together for the Blue Note Jazz Festival at The Highline Ballroom! Shayna Steele will be returning to the vocal chair, after nearly a 2 year hiatus while she was touring with Rihanna and having a baby! Also, we have several new faces in the group, as well as many returning members:
Saxophones: Travis Sullivan, Jon Gordon, Sean Nowell, Russ Nolan, Lauren Sevian
Trumpets: Kevin Bryan, Ravi Best, Eli Asher, John Bailey
Trombones: Alan Ferber, Jeff Fairbanks, Shannon Barnett, Max Seigel
Art Hirahara, piano
Yoshi Waki, bass
Joe Abbatantuono, drums
Ian Cook, laptop
This is gonna be killin’. With killin’ players who’ll be playing killin’ solos on killin’ arrangements.
For tickets ($12 in advance) – http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3467134&pl=highline&refid=bnjf&utm_source=bnjf%2b2013&utm_medium=eventlink&utm_campaign=bjorkestra
I’m happy to say that we’re going to back with the full 18 piece band in June for the Blue Note Jazz Festival at The Highline Ballroom. This will be our first show in the US with the full band in over 3 years (the last time was the Big Band Bonanza at The Bell House in Brooklyn in October 2009). This show has gotten me very excited and reinvigorated about the group, and I’ve started writing a new arrangement on “Earth Intruders,” and I’m hoping I can do this crazy ass tune some arranging justice. I’ve also had some ideas on “Where is the Line With You” and to possibly reorchestrate “Play Dead” from a 12 to 18 piece band version.
Please save the date! Sunday June 9 at The Highline Ballroom. More details to follow!
Lina Nyberg, vocals
Next month, Bjorkestra creator Travis Sullivan will travel to Sweden to conduct The Bohuslan Big Band for a series of five concerts, performing his original arrangements of the music of Bjork. The program will also feature Swedish jazz singing sensation Lina Nyberg, who has written big band arrangements of Bjork’s “Bachelorette,” “Five Years,” and “Oceania” all of which willl receive their premieres during these performance. For more details about the tour, visit our the Bjorkestra Calendar Page!