A beautifully crafted song by the newgrass singer/songwriter Sarah Jarosz is set masterfully by David von Kampen, retaining the driving energy and uplifting nature of the original while bringing his unique voicing style and linear approach to the jazz choir. A male/female duet pops out of the texture briefly, but otherwise, the piece is written as an ensemble feature throughout. Well-notated rhythm section parts make this performable by a wide-range of ensembles.
Fully-notated piano part, fully notated acoustic bass part combined with drums/percussion.
Written for the University of Nebraska Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Fall 2016
Video: Sarah Jarosz Version
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