Category:   JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer:   Jack Stratton
Arranger:   MaryAnne Muglia Smith
Publisher:   Self-published
Edition:   NA
Voicing:   7-part SATB
Setting:   NA


Ryan Deignan
University of Minnesota – Duluth
R&R Chair Jazz Choirs

The American funk band Vulfpeck has developed an almost cult-like following since its founding in 2011. Among the numerous singles from their six albums, the song Back Pocket is a great example of the band’s unique synthesis of pop, soul, and funk. In this a cappella arrangement by MaryAnne Muglia Smith, the melody mostly alternates between the various treble parts that relate the light-hearted lyric about passing notes to a high school crush. The harmonies and rhythms are very accessible, making this a great choice for a beginning to intermediate contemporary a cappella ensemble.