Check Out Some of LA Noire's Tunes

You don’t have to wait until Tuesday to start listening to some of the jazzy tracks in LA Noire, as Rockstar has posted some of the tunes over at Soundcloud. Artists include Louis Jordan, Gene Krupa, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan, Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra, Dinah Washington, Claudia Brucken and Andrew Hale.

A couple of samples (there are seven more over at Soundcloud):

“L.A. Noire Remixed is the fruit of a partnership with Verve Records that provides a modern take on the music found throughout the world of L.A. Noire. This unique EP is a collection of six jazz standards re-interpreted by some of today’s most acclaimed DJs, producers and remixers, including Dave Sitek, DJ Premier and Truth & Soul.”

The album, along with the game, will be available for purchase on May 17th.

One Comment

  1. Wait… jazz? Remixed? I’m not sure what they mean by that, and quite scared at what they could’ve meant by that. Do they mean simply rerecorded and replayed by modern artists (akin to Joshua Rifkin covering Scott Joplin) or the music actually remixed for “modern tastes” (akin to people reworking Pachelbel’s Canon to add an R&B twist to it)?

    In any case, while the music samples do sound nice and alright with me (though I prefer the second one over the first one… because I swear that I can hear some kind of modern… beat/rhythm added into the background), I’d much rather prefer Rockstar to just simply preserve the original recordings as they are and use them without any modern modifications whatsoever, though I’m guessing that the chances for that to happening are pretty low compared to the first two options. Maybe we should praise the lucky stars that they’re at least sticking with circa 1940s material and not choosing something from many years after, such as fusion jazz. *shudder*

    I guess we’ll see whether or not they took the first or second route when May 17 rolls in, and make the final judgments then. Until then, I leave you with some cool big-band Columbia Jazz from the 1940s: