Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Contemporary Straight 8th
He Ran to the Train is another breakthrough chart from VOCAbuLarieS. Roger Treece re-constructed, expanded, and merged He Ran All The Way and The Train from Bobby McFerrin’s CD, Medicine Music to make this a cappella rhythm machine. The grooves on this run deep and the melodic lines soar on ethnic-colored wordless phrases. The rhythmic aspect of this piece makes it blast to sing, and even though the meter sounds complex, the grooves fall into the pocket easily. The poly-metric ramps to the end of the chart make this an excellent program closer.