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Ward Swingle: Swingle Jazz

Song NameComposerArrangerVoicing
Oh, Johnny, Oh!Ward SwingleSSAATTBB
Saints FugueWard SwingleSSAATTBB
Blue Rondo a la TurkWard SwingleSSAATTBB
Mack The KnifeKurt WeillWard SwingleSSAATTBB

This version of "Oh, Johnny, Oh" is an evocation of the Andrews Sisters' recording. Three soloists become the Andrews Sisters, while the other singers scat the accompaniment (brass, rhythm and bass guitar). Here the singers have to keep things swinging without the help of bass and drums. Al Jarreau wrote some wonderefully "onomatopaeic" words for Brubeck's fine piano piece, "Blue Rondo a' la Turk.". Ward Swingle transcribed the piano part as faithfully as possible for voices.Perhaps Kurt Weill's most famous song, Mack the Knife was written during his Berlin period, first sung by his wife Lotte Lenya; and later, in a very popular jazz version, by the great Bobby Darin. "Saints Fugue" was first written for the French Swingle group in the early 70's using only scat syllables. Ward Swingle revised it later adding the traditional words.

Item code: 6290B | Sheet Music | $7.50 |add item to cart
Vocal Jazz | A Cappella | SSAATTBB
Related: Arrangements for 8 Parts
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