The super-funky Gnarls Barkley (Cee-Lo Green) is brought into the vocal jazz world, featuring a tenor or alto soloist. The groove and chord changes are mostly like the original until an ending section suddenly kicks in a samba feel with scatting through to a strong finish, making this an effective closer.
Notated piano and bass (with chords), drums
Commissioned by Valencia High School Vocal Jazz, Christine Tavares, dir. (2012)
Video: Gnarls Barkley Version
Video: School Group
Miami Dade College Vocal Fusion live performance