Super Mario Bros accompanied by a live big band!

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Really adds another level to the experience. Kind of expensive I guess to hire them for every time I play though…


That was fun!

Interview with the composer/MD on Adam Neely’s excellent You Tube channel (he’s also playing bass in the performance):


Am I a jerk if I point out they’re not accompanying a live performance of the game? The arranger needed to know when to switch to the different themes, the musicians aren’t all on the edge of their seats waiting to see if they have to flip to page 4 etc.

Still sounds great though.

I figured the gameplay was carefully rehearsed to consistently finish on the right beat of the music. A difficult task, but not an impossible one. I can easily forgive it since it’s such a solidly good arrangement. Love that choir!

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