An exciting, hard-swinging and pleasantly surprising arrangement of the classic standard! Features a female lyric soloist, along with space for vocal and instrumental improv. The introduction trades bars between the drummer and the vocalists in short bursts of thick chord writing on the melody before changing keys and digging into a more straight-forward head-in. Solo backgrounds, a soli section and a final big key change into a shout section close the chart with a wink to the audience. A blast to sing for a fairly experienced group of singers.
Fully notated piano and bass parts, drums, additional hybrid chord chart/notated piano part
Commissioned by The Folsom High School Jazz Choir, Curtis Gaesser, dir. (2019)
Video: Esperanza Spalding Version