May 24, 2011
Last year I celebrated old Bob's 69th birthday with a podcast that included jazz versions of Dylan classics by Cassandra Wilson, Nina Simone, Stanley Turrentine, Michael Moore and Keith Jarrett. If you missed that podcast, here's a new link to it for your enjoyment on his 70th birthday.
If you want some intereting Dylan reading, I recommend the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine (which I so rarely recommend these days) for a tribute section that includes a number of artists' favorite Dylan tunes. No jazz artists asked. The Village Voice has a wonderful profile called "Seventy On Seventy: The Seventy Best Bob Dylan Songs A-Z" that is well worth your time.
Just to give you a little something extra, you can click here and listen to Madeleine Peyroux perform her cover of Dylan's "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go" from my favorite Dylan album, Blood On the Tracks. Want to find more jazzy Dylan? Try this blog posting for starters.