Category:   JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer:   Jerome Kern
Arranger:   Ward Swingle
Publisher:   UNC Jazz press
Edition:   
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Laura Tempel
Champlin Park High School 2012
R&R Chair Jazz Choirs

Swingle’s arrangement of this timeless Jerome Kern chart starts with a slow, traditional setting of the tune and moves into a challenging eight-part scat section that is the signature style of the Swingle Singers. it builds to a big band section before revisiting the initial melody. The opening has beautiful harmonies and is wonderful for teaching your ensemble to develop musical phrasing. The middle section is difficult, and demands a great deal of attention to rhythmic and harmonic detail. If you have talented singers looking for a challenge, I highly recommend this chart!