Recently I have been working with guitarist Serge Bardot. Together we have been exploring ways to bring classical and jazz together. Looking at common ground, and investigating differences.
Classical and jazz are two distinct genres of music that have their own unique styles, techniques, and histories. While both genres are based on improvisation, they differ significantly in terms of structure, rhythm, harmony, and instrumentation.
Wayne Shorter’s jazz standard Infant Eyes seemed like a perfect starting point. Wayne Shorter being heavily inspired by French composer Eric Satie who was in turn inspired by French impressionist composer Debussy.
The story goes that Wayne wrote the melody while trying to sing his child to sleep.
Here’s our cover version. I hope you like it.