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Clockwork: Tesseract   

Song NameArranger


And (So) What If I Don't?Steve Saxon


My Baby Just Cares For MeAngie Doctor / Richard Greene


BlackbirdSteve Saxon


D.C. FarewellSteve Saxon


Donna LeeSteve Saxon


CreepEric Freeman/ Richard Greene


Rhode Island Is Famous For YouSteve Saxon


Moment's NoticeSteve Saxon


Little Girl BluesSteve Saxon


Variations #1 on "Nightwatch"Steve Saxon


Big Cash DealJim Hale

Produced by Richard Greene

Bay Area favorite, 4-man, 1-woman vocal jazz group Clockwork surprised a strong field with a win in the 2004 Bay Area Regional, then went on to place 2nd in the National Finals, making many friends and new fans along the way. "Teseract" is Clockwork's debut CD (on PAC Records), produced by The Bobs' Richard Bob Greene. There are 11 songs, all with cutting-edge arrangements, particularly by group member Stephen Saxon (also including Greene and group members Angie Doctor and Jim Hale). Herbie Hancock's sassy "And (So) What If I Don't," (There's some nice alto sax on this one, otherwise "Teseract" is all a cappella), a cool, jazzy "My Baby Just Cares For Me," Lennon/McCartney's classic "Blackbird" (with actual Red-winged Blackbird sounds), and a rainy-day bluesy "DC Farewell." "Donna Lee" segues perfectly from the laid-back "Back Home Indiana" to Charley Parker's scattish, driving jazz standard, Radiohead's "Creep" runs the gamut from quiet to crazed, and jazz standard "Rhode Island Is Famous For You" features a bright, upbeat lead by Doctor. Clockwork nails John Coltrane's frantic, driving "Moment's Notice," slowing down with perfect control for Richard Rogers' moody "Little Girl Blue," and then taking off on some very nice vocal riffs on "Variation #1 on (J. Williams') 'Nightwatch" and finishing up with the con man's anthem, a bluesy, appropriately smarmy original by Jim Hale, "Big Cash Deal." We loved Clockwork live, and "Teseract" is poised, confident proof of their readiness to join a cappella's vocal jazz elite!

Item code: 2980C | 1 CD | $1.95 |add item to cart
Vocal Jazz | A Cappella | Mixed | United States
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