The latest Game of Thrones cover to join the ranks of these smooth jazz and ska versions is this low brass cover. The group of 23 New York musicians includes 11 bass trombones, 6 contrabass trombones, 6 tenor trombones, 6 tubas, and 3 cimbassos. Tuba and cimbasso player Andrew Bove says the idea for the cover started about a year ago:
Two weeks ago, with the current Game of Thrones season coming to a close and the deadline approaching to release this track, they realized there was actually a 90 minute timeslot on a random Tuesday afternoon when 6 contrabass trombone players were all going to be free at once. It was time to do it. Once you get six contra players in one place, you either run away fast – or join in. Seventeen other top orchestral and commercial NYC low brass players joined them, bringing the ensemble to 23 players, and this is the result.
It’s not just an amazing cover, but a truly incredible piece of orchestration for brass instruments. In contrast, we’ve also got a fun jazzed up version by the New Orleans Swamp Donkeys.
See both videos after the break.