Tag Archives: Duke Ellington

Audio: Jazz Versions of Bob Dylan Songs – ‘I Shall Be Released,’ ‘My Back Pages,’ ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ & More

Nina Simone covered a number of Dylan songs.

With Dylan covering a jazz song — Frank Sinatra’s “Full Moon and Empty Arms,” I thought it would be fun to hear some jazz musicians playing Dylan songs.

Check these out.

Nina Simone, “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues”:

Just Like Tom Thumb Blues by Nina Simone on Grooveshark

Keith Jarrett Trio, “My Back Pages” (from Jarrett’s 1968 live album, Somewhere Before. Keith Jarrett – piano; Charlie Haden – double bass; Paul Motian – drums):

Duke Ellington, “Blowin’ in the Wind”:

Gene Norman Group, “Subterranean Homesick Blues”:

Subterranean Homesick Blues by Gene Norman Group on Grooveshark

Bill Frisell, “Masters of War”:

Nina Simone, “Just Like A Woman”:

Nina Simone Live:

Just Like a Woman by Nina Simone on Grooveshark

Van Morrison: “Just Like A Woman”:

Norah Jones, “Forever Young”:

Bill Frisell, “Just Like A Woman”:

Nina Simone, “I Shall Be Released”:

[In August of this year I’ll be publishing my rock ‘n’ roll/ coming-of-age novel, “True Love Scars,” which features a narrator who is obsessed with Bob Dylan. To read the first chapter, head here.]

– A Days of the Crazy-Wild blog post: sounds, visuals and/or news –-