Category:   JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer:   Don George and Duke Ellington
Arranger:   Mac Huff
Publisher:   Hal Leonard
Edition:   08202017
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Peg Sorensen
North St. Paul High School 2007
R&R Chair Jazz Choirs

Energy oozes from this fabulous swing number by Duke Ellington. The exciting piano arrangement and lush harmonies set the mood right away with the introduction. The vocal parts alternate between unison and full jazz harmonies with chords that add the ninth through thirteenth. The syncopated rhythms throughout will need to be stressed to keep the rhythm vibrant. Make sure your singers do not relax the syncopations. Find the best band members to play the horn parts for this one.

also available: SAB and SSA – Show Trax CD and Instrumental ePak