A new version of a tune that's been a staple of the vocal jazz ensemble world for decades, because of Gene Puerling's classic arrangement for The Singers Unlimited. This arrangement makes swing the top priority, while also throwing in plenty of curveballs for those who know the Puerling chart. Here, we're featuring a bass vocal soloist, collaborating with the instrumental bassist, both of whom have solo space. An improv section, a new vocal soli, some reharmonization tweaks and a big modulation toward the end add some complexity and excitement in this chart that would work well as an opener or closer in your set, if needed.
Mixed Notated/Chord Chart piano and bass parts, drums
Commissioned by Folsom High School Jazz Choir, Curtis Gaesser, dir. (2016)
Video: Singers Unlimited Version