Andy Baio has created a $2000 project to record (legally) an 8-bit chiptune version of Miles Davis’ Kind Of Blue (the most popular Jazz record of all time) using www.kickstarter.com.
Kickstarter is a website that allows musicians and artists to pitch projects and lets people bid on them to make them a reality.
The project has already raised over $4000!
What would the pioneers of jazz sound like on a Nintendo Entertainment System? Coltrane on a C-64? Mingus on Amiga? For years, I’ve wondered what “chiptune jazz” would sound like, but there are only a tiny handful of jazz covers ever made.
Check it out here