Category: JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer: Horace Silver
Arranger: Christine Hitt
University of Minnesota Duluth 2003
R&R Chair Jazz Choirs
This up-beat blues tune is a crowd pleaser and a great chart to encourage scat soloists. The men’s parts basically stay two-part but the women do break into four-part in the B section. The piece begins with male unison where they are joined in the second A section by the ladies (men in harmony, women on melody.) The B section is a soli scat; a scat section written out for the whole choir to sing. It is very imitative of a big band horn sound and is well-written and fun to sing. The A section returns as a shout chorus (a bigger and better version of the A section) and then the whole tune turns around and starts over as it was in the beginning. You may alter the form of the song to allow for individual scat soloists, as there is a 16 measure section that is perfect for a solo vamp. Contact Christine Hitt, now at Central Lutheran, Chippewa Falls WI, if you are interested in this chart. Also, feel free to contact me for her information.