What vocal jazzer doesn't love "Centerpiece", from Lambert, Hendricks and Ross?! Tons of groups, over the years, have sung it as a swinging blues, but this arrangement goes somewhere else entirely, although a soulful feel is retained and accentuated. The groove is a straight-eighth funk-rock and the chords are all new.
Notated piano and bass parts, drums
Commissioned by Buffalo High School, (Wyoming), Chad Rose, dir. (2012) and dedicated to their former director, Brent Rose
Video: Lambert, Hendricks and Ross Version
Video: School Group
St. Thomas More Collegiate Jazz Singers live performance