jazz

Episode 378: Genesis Pool Jazz

In this episode, Karl & Will focus on a quite niche but outstanding subset of VGM: Sega Genesis Pool Games! Focusing on 3 jazzy titles: Side Pocket, Kiss Shot and Minnesota Fats! Enjoy some of the most underrated and authentic jazz from the 16-bit era!

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Side Pocket - Emi Shimizu, Masaaki Iwasaki - Data East - Genesis - 1992

-Groovin'

-Las Vegas

-Ace in the Hole

-Dinner for Two

-Stylin'

-Chillin'

-California Lemonade

-Playin' it Cool!

Kiss Shot - Naofumi Hataya, Hiroshi Kubota - Sega - Mega Drive - 1992

-Nineball Game

-Win Theme

-Lose Theme

-Ending Theme

Minnesota Fats: Pool Legend - M. Iwasaki, T. Sato, S. Momoi, S. Sakai - Data East - Genesis - 1995

-Movin' On Up

-Solitude

-Until Tomorrow

-Set Me Free

-The Fine Draw

-Head Over Heels

-The Crooked Cue

-Take Me Away

Episode 296: Cuphead

Featuring an Exclusive Interview!

In this very swanky episode, Karl & Will explore the music of Cuphead! The score to this run and gun game masterfully incorporates big band jazz, ragtime and latin for a delightful love letter to a bygone era. The guys sit down and chat with Cuphead composer, Kristofer Maddigan, to discuss his work on this incredible score. Enjoy!

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Cuphead - Kristofer Maddigan - StudioMDHR - PC/Xbox One - 2017
-High Sea Hi-Jinx
-Don't Deal With The Devil
-Elder Kettle
-Threatin' Zeppelin
-Floral Fury
-Inkwell Isle Two
-Inkwell Isle One
-Carnival Kerfuffle
-Pyramid Peril
-Die House
-Funhouse Frazzle
-The King's Court

Episode 204: Fusion!

This week on the podcast, Karl & Will explore the many instances of Jazz Fusion in video games! The guys discuss some of the distinct characteristics of this genre. This topic was suggested via Patreon by Carlos. Enjoy!

Cosmic Carnage - Hikoshi Hashimoto - Zena-Lan's Stage
Border Down - Yasuhisa Watanabe - Bye-Bye Mars (Stage 3G)
Pop'n TwinBee -  Kazuhiko Uehara, Masahiro Ikariko - A Walk on the Bottom of the Ocean
Metropolis Street Racer - Richard Jacques - Freeway
Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha - Shinji Hosoe, Ayako Saso, Takayuki Aihara - Sakura Mankai
Side Pocket GB - Yusuke Takahama - BGM 2
Pilotwings 64 - Dan Hess - Birdman
Ace Combat 2 - Kohta Takahashi - Sunset Glow
Under Defeat - Yousuke Yasui - Don't Look Back
Spindizzy II - Toshiya Yamanaka - Uranus
Final Fantasy XI - Naoshi Mizuta - Luck of the Mog
Street Fighter Zero 2 - Shun Nishigaki, Setsuo Yamamoto - Dan's Stage
Gran Turismo - Masahiro Andoh & Ted Namba - Green Monster
Galaxy Force II - Koichi Namiki - Thunder Blade (BGM1)
Ginga Force - Yousuke Yasui - Aeronaut [Chapter1]
Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha - Shinji Hosoe, Ayako Saso, Takayuki Aihara - Strange Sunset
Out Run - Hiroshi Kawaguchi - Passing Breeze
Wario Land: Shake It! - Tomoya Tomita - Foulwater Falls Return
Pu.Li.Ru.La - Kazuko Umino - BGM 1: Rucksack & Mel's Town
Virtua Fighter 3 - Takenobu Mitsuyoshi - Wolf