More driving than its original disco version, this arrangement of "Turn the Beat Around", initially made famous in the 70s by Vicki Sue Robinson and later in the 90s by Gloria Estefan. A pedal tone in the chorus serves as one form of reharmonization used in the chart, and several other moments go in surprising directions that will be fun for your singers to work up and present in concert. Definitely a crowd-pleaser, but there's tons in here for students to learn about singing jazz harmony!
Commissioned by Riverside City College (2014)
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