Everything from Medieval and Renaissance songs by Machaut, Morley, and Monteverdi to Early American music including “Amazing Grace”, and from jazz songs by Duke Ellington and Thelonius Monk to Philip Glass’s “Vessels” (from the film score of Koyaanisqatsi). “Sh’boom” and “Wimoweh” (“The Lion Sleeps Tonight”) complete this eclectic songbook.
“If the sheer diversity of the program (Machaut, Glass, Morley, Ellington, Monteverdi, Thelonius Monk, and James Taylor for starters) doesn’t snap your head back, then surely Western Wind’s sassy singing will.” —American Record Guide
“… there’s no group to match them for kaleidoscopic variety of sound, rich or spartan, blue or operatic.” —New York Newsday
“… an ambitious, idiosyncratic exploration of ensemble vocal music spanning seven centuries …” —The New York Times
Track List (click to download samples):
Also available on cassette for $5.95