Listen to This Smooth Jazz Version of the ‘Game of Thrones’ Theme Song, Plus One “Sung” by Goats

By April 9, 2014

There have been plenty of cover versions of the instantly-iconic theme song for HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones,” and the company even reached out to some big name rappers to help spread the word about the show with a mixtape called Catch the Throne last month. But this new one is about as far away from hip hop as you can get on the musical spectrum.

Jazz musician Scott Bradlee (the leader/creator of a band called Postmodern Jukebox, a rotating group of musicians who cover pop songs in alternate styles) set his sights on Westeros, and he recruited famed saxophonist Dave Koz to help record a smooth jazz version of the opening song (via The AV Club):

Pretty cool, right? I mean, it sort of goes off the rails for a while in the middle there, but that’s to be expected from pretty much any jazz incarnation of a song. I don’t know about you, but I’ll be playing this on repeat for a while…at least until the next cool cover version of this song hits the internet. And, much like winter, you can bet that another version is coming…

Update: You know that different version I mentioned was coming? It’s already here. Check out “Game of Goats” below:

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