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 up-tempo samba groove. With lots of unison and two-part writing balanced with a repeating 4-part pattern, this chart is a great introduction to Latin style for an intermediate vocal jazz ensemble. A written-out soli scat poses the most significant challenge and gives the chart more depth. No need to work much on facial expression or communication on this infectious tune – it brings a smile every time.


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