Soundsation: Sugar & Spice (00 1 CD)

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Soundsation: Sugar & Spice

Song Name   Arranger
Day In, Day Out   Rob Hyatt
There Is No Greater Love   Vijah Singh
April In Paris   Dave Barduhn
You're Nearer   Kirk Marcy
Swingin' It Out   Sonja Ramirez
Ticket To Ride   Michele Weir
Teach Me Tonight   Kirk Marcy
Sugar   Brian Atkinson
Spain   Soundsation
Just In Time   Gene Puerling
Early Autumn   Matt Pelandini
Up A Lazy River   Ward Swingle
Blue Rondo A La Turk   Ward Swingle
Blame It On My Youth   Kirk Marcy
Battle Hymn of the Republic   Kirk Marcy

Produced by Brian Atkinson / Andy Finseth

1998 recording from Edmonds Community College vocal ensemble Soundsation, directed by Kirk Marcy. A fourteen-voice mixed group, with rhythm combo/piano accompaniment, Soundsation integrates progressive, swing and the occasional arrrangement of a pop chart into a forum for jazz exploration. Whether "Teach Me Tonight," with its extended intro, multi-bar piano solo and improvised melody in the verse, or the arcing "doyts" and charging pace of "Ticket To Ride," Soundsation utilizes all of the tools of the trade. Gene Puerling's "Just In Time" will raise your heart rate with its presto tempo. Ward Swingle's arrangements of "Blue Rondo a la Turk" and "Up A Lazy River" are a cappella (as is "Blame It On My Youth"). The cut-time of the "Battle Hymn Of The Republic" is dramatically revised, for a truly distinctive closer.

5431 00 1 CD $14.98   Mixed | Ensemble | United States | | Vocal Jazz CDs
Music series: Soundsation: In My Life (00 1 CD)

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Soundsation: In My Life

Song Name   Arranger
Don't Get Around Much Anymore   Phil Wilson
Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most   Kirk Marcy
Stompin' at the Savoy   Nathan Lansing
Firm Roots   Laurie Marcy
Benny   Kirk Marcy
Minuano   Charlotte Reese
Danny Boy   Yumiko Matsuoka
I've Got No Springs   Jennifer Shelton
Lemon Drop   Kirk Marcy
Love Walked In   Michele Weir
Home at Last   Brian Akinson
William Tell Overture   R. Latham
You're Everything   Michele Weir

Produced by Brian Atkinson

Kirk Marcy is one of the members of the vocal jazz foursome, "Just For Kicks." When not touring as a performer, he teaches, and directs the mixed voice jazz group, Souindsation, of which he was a former member himself. Standards, such as Gershwin's "Love Walked In" and Ellington's "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" are matched by the boppin' scat of "Lemon Drop" and the contemporary and sensual cool of "You're Everything," written by Corea/Potter, and arranged by Michele Weir. The enigmatic Pat Methany composition, "Minuano," beginning with long, open vowels, gradually increases intensity by clipping the note values and shifting the vowels forward. Yumiko Matsuoka Young's velvety "Danny Boy" and the "William Tell Overture" are a cappella (most of the cuts are accompanied).

5432 00 1 CD $14.98   Mixed | Ensemble | United States | | Vocal Jazz CDs
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