A somewhat obscure but cool song from the English rock band Elbow, this song lends itself well to the sub-sub-sub-genre of edgy ensemble vocal jazz. A interesting 6/8 groove, alternating tight and spread vocal writing, hip improv space and lyric solos all make this chart an surprising part of your vocal jazz group's set.
Notated piano and bass parts, drums
Commissioned by Folsom High School Jazz Choir, Curtis Gaesser, dir. (2015)
Video: Elbow Version
Video: School Group
Willamette Singers 2018