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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

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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Vocal Jazz | Mixed | Run Time: 57 Minutes | United States
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