The king of Prince covers – on disc, at least – was recorded in February 2007 by a Polish instrumental trio.
You are unlikely to hear a more beautiful interpretation of Diamonds and Pearls.
Pianist Marcin Wasilewski, double-bassist Slawomir Kurkiewicz and drummer Michal Miskiewicz comprise one of the world’s finer improvising trios.
If only they were Americans, they would enjoy a higher profile outside Europe and Japan! (as would their compatriot, mentor and former employer Tomasz Stanko – to these ears, the greatest living jazz trumpeter-bandleader)
The trio’s singularly lovely Prince-cover is on their 2008 ECM album January.
It is the second, shorter of the sound files here
(the longer, first file is a quite different, “live” version – good performance, crapuloso sound quality)