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Swingle Singers: Mood Swings

Song NameComposerArranger
So What M. DavisBertrand Groeger
SurfboardA. JobimWard Swingle
Insensatez A. JobimWard Swingle
The Girl From Ipanema A. JobimJoanna Forbes
Milonga del Angel A. PiazzollaWard Swingle
A Time For Love J. MandelAlexander L'Estange
A Timeless Place J. RowlesAlexander L'Estange
What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life? M. MergmanWard Swingle
Have You Met Miss Jones? Rodgers, HartAlexander L'Estange
My Funny Valentine Richard Rodgers / Lorenz Hart / Jonathan Rathbone
The Lady is a TrampRodgers / HartTom Bullard
Just One Of Those ThingsCole PorterWard Swingle
My Foolish Heart Washington / YoungMark Williams
All The Things You Are Jerome KernWard Swingle
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)Duke EllingtonBen Parry
Soul Bossa Nova Quincy JonesAlexander L'Estrange

Produced by Alexander L'Estrange

The Swingles' discography boasts a stylistic diversity unmatched by any other a cappella group--from Mozart to madrigals, Bach to the Beatles, folk songs to fugues and film themes, but "Mood" focuses on their forte: jazz. These eight gifted singers have a symbiotic relationship with some of the best arrangers in the world, Ward Swingle, Bertrand Groeger, Alexander L'Estrange, Jonathan Rathbone and others. "Mood" begins with Miles Davis's "So What," which is followed by a brilliant selection of 1960s Latin jazz, "Surfboard," Jobim's "Insensatez" and "The Girl From Ipanema" (The best version we've heard), and "Milonga del Angel." Three moody jazz ballads, "A Time For Love," "The Peacocks" and "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" follow. Then three Richard Rodgers classics, "Have You Met Miss Jones?," "My Funny Valentine" and "The Lady Is A Tramp." Then come four classic 30s and 40s standards: "Just One of those Things," "My Foolish Heart," "All The Things You Are" and "It Don't Mean A Thing," finishing with Quincy Jones' 1966 hit, "Soul Bossa Nova" (from Austin Powers). Our favorite is the stunning 60s Latin Jazz section, which we hope they devote a whole CD to, but every song is a finely-crafted jewel. "Mood Swings" swings us into a jazz mood and never lets us go. Listen to the vocal trumpet solo on "The Lady Is a Tramp"--it's almost unnecessary, because the soprano voices are already doing soaring jazz trumpet riffs throughout the song. This is breathtaking proof of our contention that the Swingles are the best at whatever style they choose to sing - simply perfect! Highly recommended.

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Item code: 4470C | 1 CD | $15.98 |add item to cart
Vocal Jazz | A Cappella | Mixed | England
602437447023

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