Watch Yoko Kanno Jam Out for the New Series
If Yoko Kanno did not come back to write music for Netflix’s new live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop, there really wouldn’t be been a reason to do it. His jazz-infused score practically defines Cowboy Bebop as much as Spike, Faye, Jet black, and Ein combined. Fortunately, she is back for this version, which debuts later this week, and a new video tells us all about it.
In the video, we see Kanno discussing his approach to returning to the world of Bebop, how she did it differently this time around, and we can see and hear her create what she calls a “groovy party night”. In a Netflix press release, mUsic supervisor and soundtrack album producer Thomas Golubić said, “This soundtrack represents Yoko Kanno’s vision and his singular magic. It’s Seatbelts, a jazz band at the top of their game, playing hard under the direction of a maestro. So hey—3, 2, 1, let’s go out and watch the video.
There are some really cool little things in there, besides the sheer joy of seeing Kanno lead musicians, most of whom wear shirts with the name of one of their songs on it (of course it’s “Tank“). An interesting note is that she only reuses about a tenth of the music she originally made for the anime. Also, she doesn’t give any of the characters their own themes, preferring instead to write music based on the situation and the emotion. It’s a great clip that gives you really, really high expectations for the show (unfortunately, while our Charles Pulliam-Moore admired the soundtrack of his review, the rest of the show didn’t go so well).
YesYou can make up your own mind very soon: Cowboy Bebop as well as its soundtrack came out on Friday.
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