“Jazzing the classics” is a phrase from my childhood. Then (I’m talking the dreaded 1960s folks), it referred to the “dreadful” practice of “popular” musicians denigrating the Great European Tradition of Classical Music – Liberace playing Mozart for example, Dave Brubeck playing Mozart etc.
However there was also The NIce doing Brandenburger, and ELP doing Pictures, etc etc
Now the word “classic” akshully means yer classic pop song, and in the wonderful age of YouTube it takes on a new meaning.
This clip is clever, although after about 30 seconds you really don’t want to watch any more.
Any more for any more?