A jazz version of Beethoven's Für Elise works REALLY well

8 June 2016, 11:52

Für Elise jazz version

Add a bit of swing to those broken chords of Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor, and it's actually really enchanting.

We all know the runs and delicate arpeggios of the perennial miniature beloved by almost every aspiring piano student - but what happens when you add a touch of Bill Evans to give it the jazz treatment?

YouTube bass 'n' keys jazzers The Half Quartet have done just that. The Bagatelle is made to sound like a jazz standard very naturally - a purring double bass and a few harmonic extensions can work wonders. 

If you want to get right into it, the familiar motifs kick off at 2'20". And it's time to clean your music room, guys.

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