After 30 years, BYU Syncopation’s debut album has finally arrived! This vocal jazz group from Brigham Young University is rooted in the artistic collaboration between vocalists and instrumentalists, each bringing unique backgrounds and musical vocabularies to work side by side. This album captures the stylistic breadth of more than 100 years of jazz repertoire, representing styles from the trunk of the jazz tree, such as swing, bebop, and samba, as well as from the ever-reaching branches of jazz funk, hip-hop, and world music fusion.
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1. Teach Me Tonight
Words and music by Sammy Cahn, Gene de Paul; arranged by Kelly Kunz
2. African Skies
Words and music by Michael Brecker; arranged by Gary Eckert
Words and music by Justin Vernon for Bon Iver; arranged by Kerry Marsh
Words and music by Claudia Villela; arranged by Emma Sanders
Words and music by Hiatus Kaiyote (Nai Palm); arranged by Tanner Linton
6. Bright Lights and Cityscapes
Words and music by Sara Bareilles; arranged by Justin DeLong
7. Get Happy
Words and music by Ted Koehler and Harold Arlen; arranged by Tierney Sutton Band, adapted for vocal jazz ensemble by Mallory Wynne
8. You Don’t Love Me Like You Used To
Words and music by Michael Ruff; arranged by Michelle Weir
9. Back Pocket
Words and music by Theo Katzman and Christine Hucal with Vulfpeck; arranged by Jarom Hansen
10. Moose the Mooche
Words and music by Charlie Parker; arranged by Emily Merrell
11. Not Like This
Words and music by Jeremy Lubbock; arranged by Paris Rutherford
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