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P.M. Singers: Jubilee

Song NameComposerArranger
Johnny One NoteGene Puerling
C'Est Si BonMichele Weir
JubileeMichele Weir
Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars'Phil Mattson
Stella By StarlightPhil Mattson
Waltz For DebbiePhil Mattson
My Melancholy BabyPhil Mattson
The Quiet SideJoe MannherzClare Fischer

Produced by Kelly Kunz / Phil Mattson / The P.M. Singers Directed by Phil Mattson

Intricate arrangements and big and bold orchestrations, featuring saxophonist Richie Cole, characterize this six piece mixed group's sound, a pleasing mix of old and new jazz influences. The sound is suggestive of the Singers Unlimited in terms of complexity, though on "Waltz For Debby" and the tour-de-force (written by Clare Fischer) "The Quiet Side," the richness of the voicings invites comparisons to the Real Group. Speaking of "The Quiet Side," it is a seven minute exploration of form and tonality that begins a cappella, segues into a mid-tempo accompanied section that escalates in intensity using scat as it's medium, through an ascending sequence that descends again to the original introduction. "Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars" takes a vocal percussion idea which then evolves into a sultry duet with shimmering backups, "C'est Si Bon" is a throaty and suggestive interplay between voice and flugelhorn, with the horn part equal in importance to the arrangement. "Johnny One Note" is the Gene Puerling arrangement. A highly enjoyable and accomplished collection.

Item code: 1115C | 1 CD | $14.98 |add item to cart
Vocal Jazz | Some a cappella | Mixed | United States
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