Trish Colter Choral Jazz Arrangements
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All arrangements include vocal and rhythm section parts. All charts are $60.
Levels of Difficulty
- MD= medium to difficult
- ME-medium to easy
Voicings give the minimum number of voices needed to sing the chart-in many cases most of the charts are SATB except for a few bars of 5 to 8 part harmony.
All recordings by the Humber College Vocal Jazz Combo.
- Afro Blue
An Afro-Cuban medium tempo with unusual, interesting harmonies and a challenging line for an acoustic bass player.
- At Long Last Love
An unusual treatment of this Cole Porter classic.Uptempo 12/8 Afro-Cuban feel with a very challenging bass line, featuring tenor saxophone and trumpet and a soprano or alto voice. Published by Sounds Music Publications – go to http://www.smpjazz.com to purchase.
- Come Rain or Come Shine
A fresh approach to this classic, with a wonderful funk/latin groove, a cool piano/bass line with a feature for solo alto and tenor voices.
A fun arrangement of the Horace Silver blues with Jon Hendricks lyrics, which includes the Lambert, Hendricks and Ross vocalese. This chart offers lots of opportunities to feature solo voices.
McCoy Tyner’s uptempo modal swing with Kurt Elling lyrics, featuring close harmonies with plenty of opportunities for solos.
- Everything I Love Level: M (SAATB)
A straight eighth version of the Cole Porter standard featuring a soprano voice with wonderful background vocal lines based on the Paul Read sextet arrangement for voice, flugel and soprano saxophone.
Based on the great Wayne Shorter tune, with Kitty Margolis lyrics, this features a bass line for an electric or acoustic player, dense harmonies and a shout chorus featuring drums.
A beautiful re-harmonization of this classic Crosby, Stills and Nash tune in 5/4 with a wonderful feature for acoustic guitar and tenor voice and a short a cappella section.
- Heartbreaker Level: M (SAATTB)
Based on the wonderful tune composed and recorded by Carol Welsman on her 1995 Juno- nominated album Lucky to be Me, this chart has a very cool funk/ hip-hop groove with wonderful harmonies and lots of opportunity for solos.
To listen to Carol’s Recording, go to www.carolwelsman.com
Published by Sounds Music Publications – go to http://www.smpjazz.com to purchase.
- Home Cookin'
A fun chart based on the Horace Silver tune with lyrics by Jon Hendricks and a male/female shout section. Includes an optional challenging vocalise for soloists or unison voices with Hendrick’s clever lyric on Hank Mobley’s classic solo.
- Mambo Inn
An uptempo latin with syllables instead of lyrics. Lots of energy in this chart and a great feature for rhythm section and optional percussion. An excellent opener or closer!
- Mambo Inn Level: ME (SAAT)
An SAT version-with easier harmonies.
A funky latin groove with a great guitar/bass line and an Afro-Cuban feel in the bridge. This is a great feature for an alto or soprano voice.
Published by Sounds Music Publications – go to http://www.smpjazz.com to purchase
The beautiful Coltrane ballad with Jon Hendricks lyrics features a baritone voice.
- Nica's Dream
Inspired by the Dee Dee Bridgewater recording “Love and Peace – A Tribute To Horace Silver “ An uptempo latin with a soprano feature and a fun shout chorus.
- Only a Dream in Rio/Mexico
A beautiful re-harmonization of the these two wonderful songs from James Taylor. A great feature for one or two strong tenor voices and acoustic guitar, and some added latin percussion if desired.
- Sapphire Sea
An original composition, with lush dense harmonies, opening and closing a cappella sections, a complex chord progression and meters moving from 5/4 to3/4. Sure to challenge an advanced group.
- Sing a Song of Song
A wordless treatment of the wonderful medium-up straight eighth recording from Kenny Garrett’s” Songbook “. Some four part harmony, but lots of unison voices with a counter line weaving in and out of the melody.
Inspired by the Dee Dee Bridgewater recording “ Love and Peace- A Tribute To Horace Silver “ this is a a very cool medium slow swing which begins in unison and has a challenging vocal soli shout chorus.
- Woodstock/Long Time Gone
A wonderful pairing of the Joni Mitchell and Crosby, Stills and Nash hits from the 60’s. Woodstock is a ballad with a soprano feature and Long Time Gone is a 6/8 uptempo swing with a tenor feature.