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An Octave Above
An Octave Above

Song NameComposerArranger
Chili Con CarneAnders Edenroth
When I'm Sixty-FourWard Swingle
All the Things You AreWard Swingle
Come Go With MeKirby Shaw
That Lonesome RoadJames TaylorSimon Carrington
I'm With YouM. Bengston
In the Still of the NightEd Lojeski
And So It GoesBilly JoelBob Chilcott
There Will Never Be Another YouAnders Jalkeus
Scat BluesRandy Crenshaw
Tico TicoN. Falco
A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square
Country DancesWard Swingle

The 4 men and 4 women of An Octave Above, (named 1st runner-up at the 2005 Harmony Sweeps Chicago Regional) are a group of professional vocalists, together for only 3 years, whose repertoire includes doo-wop, jazz, standards and madrigals. This is the group's impressive debut CD of 13 songs, beginning with a jazzy, light "Chile Con Carne," a sweet Ward Swingle-arranged "All the Things You Are," and a ringingly harmonic cover of James Taylor's "That Lonesome Road." Doo-Wop classics "Come Go With Me" and "In the Still of the Night" segue nicely into Billy Joel's anthem "And So It Goes," a bluenote "There Will Never Be Another You" grows upbeat and scattish, "Tico Tico" puts a margarita in our hand and pulls us onto the dance floor, and finally we have Ward Swingle's sparkling arrangement of "Country Dances." Excellent stuff from this fast-rising Chicago octet, who we will be expecting to see at the '06 Sweeps Finals!

Item code: 4621C | 1 CD | $14.98 add item to cart
Vocal Jazz | A Cappella | Mixed | United States

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