Hekselman / Klampanis / Ravitz – “Across the Universe”

Jazz artists covering Beatles tunes – not a new idea, but the trio of Gilad Hekselman on guitar, Petros Klampanis on bass, and Ziv Ravitz on drums has pulled together an inspired, beautiful version of “Across the Universe”. The trio starts with a spacy atmosphere that gradually pulls together while keeping a certain haze over this tune throughout, staying faithful to the Beatles’ melody as played by Hekselman’s guitar. The end of this moves into a loop pedal-assisted, meditative space that is some kind of wonderful. This promises to be the first of multiple videos from the trio’s concert on a Brooklyn rooftop playing Beatles tunes, and if this is any indication of what’s to come, this should be something to keep an eye and ear out for. Take a few minutes out of your day and check it out after the jump.