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American River College Vocal Jazz Ensemble
So Near So Far

Song NameComposer
Samba Do CantorAirto Moreira, Flora Purim, Jose Neto
So Near, So FarTony Crombie, Benny Green
At The End Of The DayRosana Eckert
Go HomeStevie Wonder
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
Two Bass HitJohn Birks Gillespie

Directed by Arthur Lapierre

The American River College Vocal Jazz Ensemble 2005 wows us with another impressive, mostly accompanied Jazz collection of 6 tunes, under the steady teaching and directing baton of Dr. Lapierre. The accompaniment, smooth and consistent, is from a Jazz ensemble of fellow American River College students. The songs are Airto Moreira, Flora Purim and Jose Neto's lively "Samba Do Cantor," Tony Crombie & Benny Green's breezy title tune, Rosana Eckert's bluesy, romantic "At the End of the Day," a driving, scattish, bluenote take on Stevie Wonder's hit "Go Home," Manning Sherman & Eric Maschwitz' lovely, classic, a cappella "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square" and John Birks Gillespie & John Lewis' fast-moving, jazzy "Two Bass Hit." Again, the quality of the Vocal and instrumental jazz here is miles above what one would consider to be "Collegiate"-a fact recognized by awards from DownBeat Magazine to both the ARCVJE and to the talented Dr. Lapierre!

Item code: 6064C | 1 CD | $12.95 add item to cart
Vocal Jazz | Some a cappella | Mixed | United States

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