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An Octave Above
An Octave Above   

Song NameComposer
Chili Con Carne
When I'm Sixty-Four
All the Things You Are
Come Go With Me
That Lonesome RoadJames Taylor
I'm With You
In the Still of the Night
And So It GoesBilly Joel
There Will Never Be Another You
Scat Blues
Tico Tico
A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square
Country Dances

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
Vocal Jazz | A Cappella | Mixed | United States

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