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American River College Vocal Jazz Ensemble: Milestones

Song NameComposerArranger
Snow Samba Darmon Maeder
Walk Between RaindropsJoe Gilman
DesafinadoDarmon Maeder
My RomancePhil Webster
MilestonesRoger Treece
Harlem NocturneMichele Weir
CenterpieceDarmon Maeder
Bli BlipDarmon Maeder
CeciliaPaul SimonDarmon Maeder
Virou AreiaRosana Eckert

Directed by Arthur Lapierre

The nine-strong, mixed-voice American River College Vocal Jazz Ensemble, under the able direction (and production) of Dr. Art LaPierre, brings us the kind of Jazz album that won the group multiple Downbeat magazine awards, including Best Jazz Vocal Group in 2003 and 2004, and solo Collegiate Female Jazz Vocalist awards for two members. Accompanied on most songs by piano, drums & percussion, bass, tenor sax and trumpet, the ARCVJE cooks throughout "Milestones," which refers to the winning new direction the American River College Vocal Jazz Program had taken 7 years before, under Dr. LaPierre. Our favorites among these 10 tunes are Paquito D'Rivera's "Snow Samba," a bluesy a cappella take on Richard Rodgers' "My Romance," Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Desafinado," Earle Hagen's noir, downbeat "Harlem Nocturne," Harry Edison's upbeat "Centerpiece" and Duke Ellington's hip, hot "Bli Blip." Great stuff, and especially amazing because these are all college students!

Item code: 6065C | 1 CD | $12.95 |add item to cart
Vocal Jazz | Some a cappella | Mixed | United States
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