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Precious

Category:   JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer:   Esperanza Spalding
Arranger:   Kerry Marsh
Publisher:   Self-published
Edition:   N/A
Voicing:   SSAA w/ rhythm section
Setting:   NA

Reviewer:   

Ryan Deignan
University of Minnesota – Duluth
R&R Chair Jazz Choirs
rdeignan@d.umn.edu

Virtuoso jazz bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding released this funk tune on her second studio album in […]

May 16th, 2022|Categories: JAZZ CHOIRS|Comments Off on Precious

Sometimes I’m Happy

Category:   JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer:   Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar
Arranger:   Rosana Eckert
Publisher:   Anchor Music Publishing
Edition:   NA
Voicing:   SATB w/ rhythm section
Setting:   NA

Reviewer:   

Ryan Deignan
University of Minnesota – Duluth
R&R Chair Jazz Choirs
rdeignan@d.umn.edu

Grammy-winning vocalist and composer/arranger Rosana Eckert sets this well-known standard in a medium […]

May 15th, 2022|Categories: JAZZ CHOIRS|Comments Off on Sometimes I’m Happy

White Noise

Category:   JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer:   Amanda Taylor
Arranger:   Amanda Taylor
Publisher:   Self-published
Edition:   NA
Voicing:   SSATB
Setting:   NA

Reviewer:   

Ryan Deignan
University of Minnesota – Duluth
R&R Chair Jazz Choirs
rdeignan@d.umn.edu

Best known as a stellar soprano in the professional groups säje and Groove for Thought, Amanda Taylor is also an […]

May 15th, 2022|Categories: JAZZ CHOIRS|Comments Off on White Noise

Back Pocket

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

Reviewer:   

Ryan Deignan
University of Minnesota – Duluth
R&R Chair Jazz Choirs
rdeignan@d.umn.edu

The American funk band Vulfpeck has developed an almost cult-like following since its founding in 2011. Among the […]

May 15th, 2022|Categories: JAZZ CHOIRS|Comments Off on Back Pocket

No One is Alone

Category:   JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer:   Stephen Sondheim
Arranger:   Drew Lewis
Publisher:   Anchor Music Publications
Edition:   LEW-B3-4072
Voicing:   SSATBB
Setting:   NA

Reviewer:   

Ryan Deignan
University of Minnesota – Duluth
R&R Chair Jazz Choirs
rdeignan@d.umn.edu

In 2020, California director and teacher Drew Lewis arranged the late Sondheim’s famous ballad as an exercise for […]

May 15th, 2022|Categories: JAZZ CHOIRS|Comments Off on No One is Alone

Take Me Away

Category:   JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer:   Ginny Carr
Arranger:   Ginny Carr
Publisher:   Anchor Music Publications
Edition:   GCA-S3-3609
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   NA

Reviewer:   

Ryan Deignan
University of Minnesota – Duluth
R&R Chair Jazz Choirs
rdeignan@d.umn.edu

This original swing tune could have come straight out of the 40s! A great lyric, catchy melody, and […]

May 15th, 2022|Categories: JAZZ CHOIRS|Comments Off on Take Me Away

What You Say (And What You Do)

Category:   JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer:   Rosana Eckert
Arranger:   Eckert
Publisher:   JW Pepper
Edition:   
Voicing:   Three-part mixed (optional Baritone)
Setting:   Level: Medium Easy (Level 2). Medium Swing with Rhythm Section (piano bass, drums)

Reviewer:   

Jennifer Parker
Inver Hills Community College
R&R Chair Jazz Choirs

This is a […]

May 6th, 2021|Categories: JAZZ CHOIRS|Comments Off on What You Say (And What You Do)

I’m Trav’lin’ Light

Category:   JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer:   Mercer/Mundy/Young
Arranger:   Kerry Marsh
Publisher:   SkyTracks
Edition:   
Voicing:   SSA
Setting:   Level 2 (Starter Series). Medium Swing with Rhythm Section (piano, bass, drums)

Reviewer:   

Jennifer Parker
Inver Hills Community College
R&R Chair Jazz Choirs

I love, love, love that Kerry has taken this […]

May 6th, 2021|Categories: JAZZ CHOIRS|Comments Off on I’m Trav’lin’ Light

Wish You with Me

Category:   JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer:   Goldmacher/Eldridge
Arranger:   Peter Eldridge
Publisher:   SkyTracks
Edition:   
Voicing:   SSATB
Setting:   Level 3

Reviewer:   

Jennifer Parker
Inver Hills Community College
R&R Chair Jazz Choirs

This is hauntingly beautiful and remains very true to the original recording. The arrangement introduces the duet, originally sung […]

May 6th, 2021|Categories: JAZZ CHOIRS|Comments Off on Wish You with Me

Lift Every Voice and Sing

Category:   JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer:   Rosamond Johnson and James Weldon Johnson
Arranger:   Jarrett Johnson and Alvin Chea
Publisher:   SkyTracks
Edition:   
Voicing:   SATBB
Setting:   Level 3.5

Reviewer:   

Jennifer Parker
Inver Hills Community College
R&R Chair Jazz Choirs

This is an award-winning arrangement of the African-American National Anthem. This […]

May 6th, 2021|Categories: JAZZ CHOIRS|Comments Off on Lift Every Voice and Sing
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