The Postal Service, Danger Mouse and RJD2 are among the acts that have remixed classics from the Verve Records catalog for "Verve Remixed 3." The 13-track set also features contributions from Brazilian Girls, the Album Leaf, Lyrics Born, Carl Craig and Junior Boys, among others.
Nina Simone's "Little Girl Blue" gets a Postal Service reworking, while Danger Mouse has his way with Dinah Washington's "Baby, Did You Hear?" RJD2 remixes Astrud Gilberto's "The Gentle Rain," while Lyrics Born tackles the late Jimmy Smith's "Stay Loose."
"The opportunity to make another record working with the Verve vocal catalogue, which continually yields gems that inspire the artists and producers to create such special collaborations, combined with all the things we learned from working on the previous albums, allowed us to make a record we're very proud of," says Verve Music Group A&R director Dahlia Ambach Caplin.
Both prior installments of "Verve Remixed" peaked at No. 2 on Billboard's Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart. They have sold more than 228,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.