Posted on December 24 2014 by Alexis Anderson
Koji Kondo has provided music for numerous Nintendo titles, but it seems the music of the “Legend of Zelda” has made an impression on him. In a recent interview with GoNintendo, Kondo expressed his interest in remaking and remixing various songs from the “Legend of Zelda” series. All of the remixes would be done in a jazz-style of music, and the remixes would be released as a compilation project.
When asked by GoNintendo which of his past projects Kondo would want to go back and rework with modern instruments, he replied that he would revisit songs from throughout the whole of the “Legend of Zelda” series. He would like to hand pick songs from the series and make jazz style remixes; Kondo envisions himself playing piano for the remixes while the drums and base would be played by two other Nintendo musicians. He gave no confirmation that the project was underway or that it would be in the future, but it is in his thoughts.
I’m not a huge fan of jazz myself, but certain Zelda songs reworked in a jazz style by Koji Kondo himself would probably be successful. The Mario & Zelda Big Band Live did somewhat jazzy reworks of Zelda songs in 2003, and their track “The Zora Band” is a personal favorite, though the Indigo-Go’s music was jazzy in the first place.
Would you be interested in a jazz-style Zelda compilation project? Does the prospect of Koji Kondo being as involved as he hopes to be make the idea more appealing? Do you feel music from the “Legend of Zelda” series would be successful in a jazz style, or would another game series’ music be a better choice? Express your opinions in the comments!