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Sacramento State Vocal Jazz Singers: Pale Blue Dot

Song NameArranger
Little SunflowerKerry Marsh
EsperantoKerry Marsh
In a MellotoneKerry Marsh
Tea for TwoKerry Marsh
Silent NightKerry Marsh
Widow's WalkKerry Marsh
But BeautifulKerry Marsh
Pale Blue Dot (suite)- Part 1: You Are HereKerry Marsh
Pale Blue Dot (suite)- Part 2; Sacred BlackKerry Marsh
Pale Blue Dot (suite)- Part 3; When the Night is NewKerry Marsh
Pale Blue Dot (suite)- Part 4; WanderersKerry Marsh

Directed by Kerry Marsh

Sacramento State's renowned, vibrant Collegiate Jazz program is directed by Kerry Marsh, whose presence is large on "Pale Blue Dot," Marsh's four-part suite for Jazz ensemble, and a tribute to Carl Sagan, astronomer, author and advocate of science and reason. The album features several different configurations of student Jazz vocalists from 2007 to 2008, accompanied by a large Jazz Rhythm Section on all cuts. The first seven tunes, all arranged by Marsh, are covers of standards like Duke Ellington's "In a Mellotone," Freddie Hubbard's "Little Sunflower," Irving Caesar's "Tea for Two," and incongruously but beautifully, a soaring, bluenote arrangement of "Silent Night." The final cuts, the four parts of "Pale Blue Dot," are very strong, particularly Part III, "When the Night is New"- spacy, delicate, moody and powerful.

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Item code: 6059C | 1 CD | $14.95 |add item to cart
Vocal Jazz | Mixed | United States
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