Music of ACCENT
Arranged by James Rose
This is an arrangement demo of James Rose's arrangement of the traditional spiritual "Good News", as performed by the international a cappella group Accent.
Borrowing the harmonic and grooving essence of Take 6 for this arrangement, James Rose sets the traditional spiritual "Good News" with joy and a number of great musical surprises, offering advanced-level vocal groups the opportunity to really dig into solid jazz harmony and wow their audiences. Brief bass vocalist solos on the verses are followed by a vamping section with lyric improv to showcase singers with soul and melismatic chops. Notated for mixed vocal jazz ensemble.