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Vox One: Vox One

Song NameComposerArranger
EdelweissRichard Rodgers / Oscar HammersteinPaul Stiller
My RomanceRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartPaul Pampinella
Why Blue?Yumiko Matsuoka
The Water Is WideYumiko Matsuoka
RespectPaul Pampinella
Ol' Man RiverYumiko Matsuoka
Move OnPaul Pampinella
My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night!Yumiko Matsuoka
Could You BelieveYumiko Matsuoka
Missin' YouPaul Stiller
Amazing GracePaul Stiller

Produced by Vox One

As you might suspect from the self-titling, this is the first recording released in what has come to be recognized as the must-have trilogy of albums by Vox One. Lets go though it. "Edelweiss" is such a difficult harmonization that it became a signature performance tune for the group. "My Romance" almost sounds like a pop/jazz standard only better. "Why Blue" was written by member Yumiko Matsuoka and features a bass and percussive underpinning to a complex wordless scat that's nothing short of great. "The Water Is Wide" is just plain beautiful. "Respect"... well, move over Aretha (sacrilege!). There isn't room in this review! Suffice it to say that the three originals are a portent of things to come, the covers original.

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9230C | 1 CD | $14.98 |add item to cart| A Cappella | Vocal Jazz | Mixed | United States
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