Category:   JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer:   Jimmy Van Heusen
Arranger:   April Arabian-Tini
Publisher:   Shawnee Press
Edition:   35012913
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied


Tina Thielen-Gaffney
University of Minnesota Duluth 2001
R&R Chair Jazz Choirs

A medium swing chart with walking bass foundation, this is a definite “to do” chart. The piece opens with a unison female vocal line, with a unison male harmony added after the first four measures. The rest of the initial form is four-part, with some unison lines mixed in for good texture change. Arabian-Tini does a fine job of changing up repetitive rhythms/melodic patterns and adds a nice soli scat (with a little bit of double time) in the center section. The soli scats breaks away into a forte tag, with the voicing as thin as two part, and as thick as five part. This is a very accessible chart for groups with some jazz experience and a bit of a challenge to those that have limited experience.