Ya like jazz?” So go the immortal words of the great legal scholar Barry B. Benson, and they couldn’t be more relevant today for fans of the popular new Pokémon games Sun and Moon, which are breaking all kinds of sales records for Nintendo. Their incredible soundtrack is one of these games’ highest accomplishments, and now you can listen to eight of your favorite Alolan melodies reimagined in one beautiful jazz album, called “Alola That Jazz.”

Alola That Jazz is the latest album by Carlos Eiene, better known as the popular YouTube musician “Insaneintherainmusic,” who’s previously released a number of video game cover albums, including the Undertale-inspired “Live at Grillby’s” and “Back to Your Littleroots,” based on music from Pokémon‘s Hoenn region.

To get a little taste of what
Alola That Jazz has in store for you, you can check out the preview embedded below:

If you like what you hear, you can find the full
Alola That Jazz album at the following links (iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, and Spotify) and start enjoying lovely twists on your favorite battle music, town themes, and adventurous musical motifs. And, whether or not you buy the album, if you want to follow Insaneintherainmusic’s work, you can find him on Facebook, Twitter, and of course on his YouTube channel, where he uploads impressive new jazz arrangements of video game music every Saturday.

Alola That Jazz is officially licensed through Distrokid, a service which lets independent artists legally distribute works based on pre-existing material.

Our Verdict

Colin McIsaac
I first played Donkey Kong Country before even turning three years old, and have since grown into an avid gamer and passionate Nintendo fan. I started working at Zelda Informer in August 2012, and helped found Gamnesia, which launched on February 1, 2013. Outside of the journalism game, I'm an invested musician who loves arranging music from video games and other media. If you care to follow my endeavors, you can check out my channel here: http://youtube.com/user/pokemoneinstein I was rummaging through some things a while back and found my first grade report card. My teacher said, "Oddly enough, Colin doesn't like to write unless it's about computers or computer-type games. In his journal he likes to write about what level he is on in 'Mario Land,' but he doesn't often write about much else." I was pretty amused, given where I am today. Also I have a dog, and he's a pretty cool guy. I don't care for elephants much. I suppose they're okay. You've read plenty now; carry on.


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