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Phil Mattson and VoicesIowa: Count Your Blessings

Song NameComposer
Since All Is Passing
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Snow Covers the Valley
Jesu, Meine Freude
AlfieBurt Bacharach / Hal David
Jubilee
Never Let Me Go
Satchmo
Friendship
Blues in the Night
Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)
Country Dances

Directed by Phil Mattson

Formed at Southwestern Community College's School for Music Vocations in 1991, the mixed-voice sextet VoicesIowa was recently honored by Down Beat Magazine as "Vocal Jazz Group of the Year." Their repertoire also includes Renaissance part-songs, 19th and 20th century compositions and arrangements of contemporary music. Their Director Phil Mattson has been nominated twice for Grammy Awards. These 12 songs, recorded live at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi, MN, feature Mattson-arranged winners like "Snow Covers the Valley," Bach's "Jesu, Meine Freude," Burt Bacharach's "Alfie," "Never Let Me Go," Johnny Mercer/Harold Arlen's classic "Blues in the Night" and Irving Berlin's "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep." Ward Swingle's "Country Dances" and the Swingle-arranged "Satchmo," Duke Ellington's "Don't Mean A Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing," Anders Edenroth of the Real Group's "Friendship" and Bobby McFerrin's "Jubilee" are other favorites. Great stuff, from the first cut to the last!

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Item code: 7600C | 1 CD | $15.95 |add item to cart
Vocal Jazz | Mixed | Run Time: 57 Minutes | United States
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