Category:   JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer:   Paul Simon
Arranger:   Darmon Meader
Publisher:   Shawnee Press
Edition:   35014042
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

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

Written with a Brazilian feel, your group will definitely love this arrangement of the well-known Paul Simon song! The scat sections are written out and demand great attention to rhythm and style. There is an opportunity for a scat or instrumental solo in the middle of the tune so this is perfect for your singer who loves to improvise. If your singers are inexperienced improvising, I recommend listening to the recording New York Voices Sings the Songs of Paul Simon as you may have singers that would enjoy the challenge of transcribing the saxophone solo. A great way to learn improvisation! The piano part is fully notated and bass and drum parts are also available from the publisher.