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More I Cannot Wish You

Category: JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer: Frank Loesser
Arranger: Phil Mattson
Publisher: JW Pepper
Edition: 08602192
Voicing: SSAA or SATB
Setting: Medium Easy A Cappella Ballad

Reviewer:

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

With the recent passing of Vocal Jazz Giant Phil Mattson it only seemed […]

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In the Early Morning Stillness

Category: JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer: Sarah Tolar
Arranger: Rosana Eckert
Publisher: Sound Music Publications
Edition: SMP12-047
Voicing: SSAA
Setting: Level II or Level III and Rhythm Section (or Piano Only) Medium Ballad Groove

Reviewer:

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

This beautiful song by Sarah […]

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You Have More Friends Than You Know

Category: JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer: Joe Henderson & Jackie Ryan
Arranger: Jeremy Fox
Publisher: Jeremy Fox
Edition:
Voicing: SSATB
Setting: Level 3, A Cappella Ballad

Reviewer:

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

The lyrics to this song will speak to any young person […]

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The Kicker

Category: JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer: Joe Henderson & Jackie Ryan
Arranger: Christine Guter
Publisher: Sound Music Publications
Edition: SMP15-020
Voicing: SSATTB
Setting: Level 3, Up-tempo swing with rhythm section

Reviewer:

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

This song was originally recorded by the great […]

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The Waters of March

Category: JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer: Antonio Carlos Jobim
Arranger: Dave Barduhn
Publisher: Sound Music Publications
Edition: SMP18-003
Voicing: SB
Setting: Level 2, Bossa Nova

Reviewer:

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

I was very excited to see someone of Dave Barduhn’s arranging caliber bring […]

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I’m Old Fashioned

Category:   JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer:   Jerome Kern and Johnny Mercer
Arranger:   Matt Falker
Publisher:   Sound Music Publications
Edition:   SMP16-013
Voicing:   SAB
Setting:   Level 2, Med Swing

Reviewer:   

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

Matt Falker is a pianist and a vocalist so all of his charts guarantee accessible voice leading and helpful […]

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Still

Category:   JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer:   Brian Eichenberger
Arranger:   Jeremy Fox
Publisher:   www.jeremyfox.net
Edition:   
Voicing:   SAATBB
Setting:   a cappella

Reviewer:   

Jennifer Parker
MacNally Smith College of Music
R&R Chair Jazz Choirs
Jennifer.Parker@mcnallysmith.edu

This groove based song crosses over beautifully into contemporary a cappella, incorporating vocal percussion and an “instrumental” bass vocal line. It features […]

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Love You Madly

Category:   JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer:   Duke Ellington, Jed Scott, Beth Bright
Arranger:   Jed Scott
Publisher:   UNC Jazz Press
Edition:   VJ2247
Voicing:   SSATB
Setting:   rhythm section partially notated, 2 Tpt, Tbn, T. Sax.

Reviewer:   

Jennifer Parker
MacNally Smith College of Music
R&R Chair Jazz Choirs
Jennifer.Parker@mcnallysmith.edu

This is a hard-swinging Duke Ellington classic! There are […]

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Freedom is a Voice

Category:   JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer:   Bobby McFerrin and Russell Ferrante
Arranger:   Tim Buchholz
Publisher:   Sound Music Publications
Edition:   SMP09-067
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   with notated rhythm section parts (piano, bass, drums)

Reviewer:   

Jennifer Parker
MacNally Smith College of Music
R&R Chair Jazz Choirs
Jennifer.Parker@mcnallysmith.edu

This arrangement encompasses everything you would expect from a Bobby McFerrin […]

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Make Someone Happy

Category:   JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer:   Adolph Green, Betty Comden
Arranger:   Matt Falker
Publisher:   Sound Music Publications
Edition:   SMP08-032
Voicing:   SSA or SAB
Setting:   a cappella

Reviewer:   

Jennifer Parker
MacNally Smith College of Music
R&R Chair Jazz Choirs
Jennifer.Parker@mcnallysmith.edu

In this arrangement, Matt Falker was able to create lush, full sounding jazz harmonies with fewer […]

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