To help keep our hearts full of spring, our groups have been making the most of quarantine and technology producing some remarkable recordings. Rest assured these arrangements represent hours of work and patience to produce.
The New Wizard Oil Combination was first online with “Stickshifts and Safety Belts” masterminded by the group’s Mark Klenk.
While back in Detroit, Tony Alcantara was close behind, rallying the Grunyons for a remarkable remote rendition of their arrangement of “When I’m Sixty Four,” a possible tribute to next year’s Spring Sing, or to the average age of the group, which makes the accomplishment even more encouraging. The Grunyons added another creative motor city oeuvre with the production of “Drive.”
Jersey Transit entered the scene shortly thereafter with their awesome arrangement of “True Colors,” and didn’t stop there. They soon added “Brighter Than the Sun,” and “Heavenly Father.” Keep ’em coming.
The CounterParts jumped into the mix with two outstanding renditions: “Under Pressure” and “Orange Colored Sky.”
The Augmented 8, anxious to be counted, has pulled together a stellar performance of “Here’s That Rainy Day” arranged by Oak Thorne and produced by Tom Bulleit with technical assistance from Yale compatriot Ethan Treiman and Johnny DelToro of Raise Your Voice Labs. Shortly thereafter they added Steely Dan’s “Deacon Blues” arranged by Bill Cline, with Steve Bosak on a smashing solo.
Noteworthy, has added a great arrangement of “Jingle Bells” debuted during the 2020 Christmas season.
Enjoy some inspiring music and creativity in these uncertain times. If you enjoy these videos, please leave a comment at the end of the post.
The Covid Collection
One more for the COVIDEO collection:
Longest Time, quarantine edition
Phoenix Chamber Choir
Awesome work. Let us ALL keep this going. So proud to be a member of The Wizards and of the Spring Sing organization AACA. I put out a challenge to ALL Spring Sing groups. Lets see what you got!!!
Well done all!!!!
Oh my goodness, this is fantastic! Everyone sounds great… Thanks for sharing your talents. LSJ, get in there!! Xo, Laura (LSJ alum)
Great work Aug 8! Beautiful song, great arrangement… What more do you need…except all of us together so you could perform it for us.. Love Alan and The Wizards
Beautiful arrangement sung perfectly by Aug 8. What more do you need… Except all of us together to hear you sing this in person…
Love from Alan and The Wizards