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Yaron Herman Trio Plays Radiohead's "No Surprises"

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Tuesday, Jun 21, 2011
Not that I'm complaining, but why do jazz pianists like to cover Radiohead so much?

Lots of young jazz pianists like their Nirvana and their Radiohead, don’t they? Israeli-born Yaron Herman is no exception. His album from earlier this year Follow the White Rabbit contained covers of “Heart-Shaped Box” and “No Surprises” alongside a big helping of exception contemporary originals such as “Saturn Returns” and “The Mountain in G Minor”. But, back to Radiohead—what is it about them that make jazz pianists want to cover them? It must have something to do with Jonny Greenwood’s incredible knack for those tiny yet unforgettable passages like the main guitar line in “No Surprises”.


So, on that note, enjoy this clip of the Yaron Herman Trio performing the song at the Cully Jazz Festival from late March of this year.


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