Category:   COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY
Composer:   David Baker (1931-2016)
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Subito Music
Edition:   
Voicing:   SATB (divisi)
Setting:   with chamber jazz ensemble, flute, guitar, bass, piano, drums

Reviewer:   

Bert Pinsonneault
University of St. Thomas
R&R Chair College & University

Iconic jazz pedagogue David Baker was a prolific composer of choral music, most of it unpublished. This 18-minute work is in five short movements and captures five tableau scenes from Black inner-city life as captured by poet Mari Evans. Evocative, gorgeous, challenging, and very rewarding to sing. Sometimes referred to as a “jazz-fusion” piece, it could form a nice entry into programs about social justice, income disparity, and even gratitude.


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Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nk6Z4ai94kE