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Choose the "SkyTracks Mixer PLUS Chart" package and receive access to:
1. Sheet music
2. SkyTracks Mixer access
3. Vocal Part Tracks
4. Minus-One Tracks
5. Rhythm Track
6. Recording Stems (for those who wish to use their own Digital Audio Workstation)
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This is an adventurous vocal jazz ensemble adaptation and re-imagining of the Cassandra Wilson version of a 1972 song by The Stylistics. The groove energy is driving throughout this dark and moody piece, and the 12/8 rhythmic content will challenge both your singers and instrumentalists while keeping your listeners constantly engaged. Cassandra's phrasing is used in the lyric sections, which gives the ensemble a natural-sounding flow, and although the written parts will seem challenging, the demo and Part Tracks will make the learning process for your singers much easier than simply relying on the notation. The arranging features several texture changes, including an exciting a cappella break with near Collier-level reharmonization for that moment, followed by a fairly wild-flourish from the rhythm section. The final portion of the chart features space for vocal or instrumental improv accompanied by intense vocal backgrounds, and the piece doesn't circle back around, but rather fades into the darkness, appropriately enough. Check this one out for an interesting and unusual piece on your group's set!
Fully Notated Piano and Bass Parts, Drums. Full score and vocal/piano part included
Commissioned by Folsom High School's Jazz Choir, Curtis Gaesser, dir. (2020)