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Jad & Den Quintet Doing ELP's Trilogy

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Okay, I'm not too hip on jazz.  I burned out on it as a music major in college (jazz musicians are sooooo much better than I am!).  But knowing Emerson, Lake and Palmer's music as well as I do, and the title track from their Trilogy album, I can appreciate what this group has done with it.  This is the Jad & Den Quintet recorded live at La Nouvelle Athenes in Paris.

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stephen hawkins - Mar 23, 2011 12:44:07 — I have been a fan of ELP since Keith Emerson left the Nice and was very wary of this cover but on watching and hearing the performance, I think this is an awesome cover. Well done - and your other stuff on You Tube is brilliant too!
Jonas - Mar 23, 2011 01:59:24 — Emerson hasn't been considered a legitimate composer, but I think one mark of a good composer is when other talented musicians can take the work and shape it like the Jad & Den Quintet has done here.  The only other successful artist I know of (and I've admittedly been out of the loop for a few ...more
Jeff Rickard - Apr 21, 2011 11:55:26 — I have followed ELP for many years and whilst their style has dated the inherent musicality of their major pieces stands up well. The evidence for this is apparent in Jad & Dens interpretation of Trilogy. What a great performance. I hope that they try some others soon. Thanks
Jeff Rickard - Apr 21, 2011 11:57:32 — I have followed ELP for many years and whilst their style has dated the inherent musicality of their major pieces stands up well. The evidence for this is apparent in Jad & Dens interpretation of Trilogy. What a great performance. I hope that they try some others soon. Thanks
Jonas - Apr 22, 2011 12:19:48 — Jeff, what ELP works would you like to see re-done? As a young drummer, I often dreamt of finding other musicians (keyboardist and bassist) who could play pieces such as Tarkus and Karn Evil 9. Jordan Rudess is one keyboardist who successfully re-created Tarkus in its entirety ...more
Jeff Rickard - Apr 27, 2011 12:36:24 — 'Take a Pebble' seems to be ready-made for Jad&Den to cover. Am sure there are others but would need some rehearsals to work out. I've heard Jordan Rudess do Tarkus but it seems a bit clinical for me - Emerson plays with that bit of grunge that seems to define the music. They're all amazing players  ...more
Jonas - Apr 27, 2011 08:11:50 — Jad?  Den?  Got it?  Take a Pebble.  And don't forget to give Jeff some credit for the suggestion!
Chris - Jul 8, 2012 12:24:47 — Just herd this for the first time. Where can I buy the records?
Jonas - Jul 8, 2012 12:44:44 — Dunno, but you can contact Jad and Den on facebook: (Speaking French might help.)
Bob Brodax - Jan 11, 2013 04:32:29 — As a musician, I especiallyam impressed with Jad & Dens rendition of Trilogy. I think that they should also try Genesis' Fifth of Firth and try putting that together for flight on You Tube............................BB
BB - Jan 11, 2013 04:46:46 — And also Chicago' cut of Dialogue part 1 and 2.................let it bip.
Doc Sketchy - Apr 22, 2014 06:25:37 — Love it! Trilogy has become my favourite song of late, and I am planning to learn it on piano (I've got the parts of Tarkus I like under my fingers and am working on Endless Enigma -- Trilogy is next). I really like this jazz rendition (and the lovely Mlle. Poggi is nice to watch, as well). I app ...more
Jonas - Apr 22, 2014 09:30:36 — Doc, you mean there are parts of Tarkus you don't like?!  If you're good enough to even attempt these works, my hat's off to you!  I'd always dreamed of playing Tarkus and Karn Evil 9 with accomplished keyboardists.  Emerson and Jordan Rudash never return m ...more
morbius 001 - Mar 18, 2015 01:03:51 — Have been an Emerson fan since 69... style, composer, improv,hammond b3, and modular synth... and this arrangement blew me away. was waiting to hear what would be done with the synth sequencer section, and wOw! these dudes/dudette really nailed it [cubed].
Jonas - Mar 18, 2015 05:54:26 — Yeah, morbius 001, that's why I put it on my site!  Those who don't know ELP may like this version, but I don't think they can fully appreciate it without having known the original.  Thanks for the comments!
Mario - Feb 23, 2017 03:46:07 — Simplemente...Magníficos.

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