February 26, 2017

Nora’s Ark – Featured Songs

Samples from the Nora’s Ark CD:

“It’s Gonna Rain”
Swing beat, heavy use of layered riffs a la Charles Mingus “Blues and Roots.”

Vocals by Christina Santa Maria backed up by Talia Fuchs, Anna Lentz, Emma Orme
Music by Eli Yamin Jazz Quintet

“There’s Blue All Around Me – Predator”
Down home blues.

Vocals by Sofia D’Alessandro
Music by Eli Yamin Jazz Quintet

“There’s Blue All Around Me – Prey”
Further down home blues. Same melody as previous with different words.

Vocals by Ariella De Los Santos
Music by Eli Yamin Jazz Quintet

“Swinging On the Family Tree”
Medium swing dance number

Chorus:
“WE ALL GOT EYES THOUGH THEY’RE NOT THE SAME
WE ALL GOT SKIN SO WE CAN FEEL THE RAIN
WE ALL GOT HEARTS AND I CAN GUARANTEE
WE’RE DANCIN’ AND WE’RE SWINGIN’ ON THE FAMILY TREE”

Vocals by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus Jazz Singers
Music by Eli Yamin Jazz Quintet

“I See Blue”
Swinging bebop melody over harmony from “Blue Skies.”

Vocals by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus Jazz Singers
Music by Eli Yamin Jazz Quintet

See the behind-the-scenes photos from the preparatory rehearsals and the CD recording sessions at Avatar Studios.