A laid-back shuffle-swing feel (with a nice moment of beat-3 funk back-beat) transforms this classic Motown hit by the great Stevie Wonder into a winning chart for vocal jazz ensembles. Solo space is included to feature vocalists and/or instrumentalists, and a recurring pedal figure ties the whole thing together. Use it as a fun closer and get your audience on their feet clapping to the beat!
Notated piano and bass parts, drums (Full score included)
Commissioned by The Worland High School Jazz Choir (WY), Chad Rose, dir. (2016)
Video: Stevie Wonder Version
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