Tuesday Tunes Episode 3: The Best of Video Game Jazz

Video games have used a plethora of different musical genres over the years, and I tend to find that I’m always pleasantly surprised when they remember to pull from Jazz. After all, Jazz can be eccentric, soothing, sad, etc, but it’s always wildly imaginative and improvisational.

Saxophone - TRAVIS - 1

It’s too bad, then, that solid video game jazz is so rare. With a tiny pool to pull from, I think I’ve done an alright job at compiling some of the very best video game jazz ever written. Once again, I hope you enjoy my podcast celebrating the greatest video game music of all time, Tuesday Tunes.

Also, I swear to god I’ll get an actual mic one of these days. I have my eyes set on a Blue condensor one, but it’s ‘spensive. One day, I promise. The focus is on the music, anyway, and that should come in loud and clear.

I also swear this is last time I include Final Fantasy XIII in any of my podcasts. It’s time I put that game to bed.

Some of the music I included can be easily purchased from an assortment of venues.

SimCity 3000
SimCity 3000 (EA™ Games Soundtrack) [EA™ Games Soundtrack] - EA Games Soundtrack & Jerry Martin

Final Fantasy XIII
FINAL FANTASY XIII Original Soundtrack - Masashi Hamauzu

Gravity Rush (Japanese Import)
Available on Amazon

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Available on Amazon

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