The Cole Porter standard swings at a burning 248 bpm, with intense and edgy modal harmony and an ensemble focus for most of the chart. A brief alto lyric solo and space for a scat solo break up the texture, and a high-energy, big band style ending with space for a drums solo underneath the ensemble makes this chart a sure-fire closer for advanced-level vocal jazz groups!
Fully-notated piano and bass parts, drums
Commissioned by The Edgemont Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Kelley Morse, dir. (2020)
Video: Sarah Vaughan Verison