The Sister Jazz Orchestra plays Chelsea McBride

Talking about two tunes in the setlist from a composer I admire.

The Sister Jazz Orchestra plays Chelsea McBride
Sister Jazz Orchestra with Bonnie Northgraves (far left) singing a vocal feature on "Porcelain" by Chelsea McBride.

A follow-up from the Sister Jazz Orchestra concert

I wrote about an upcoming concert by the Sister Jazz Orchestra (SJO) in last week's free article. The concert happened on Friday, and my favourite part was SJO's performance of two Chelsea McBride songs.

Chelsea grew up in Vancouver jazz a few years ahead of me, then moved to Toronto; and she has become the Maria Schneider of our cohort, writing some of the most interesting big band music in Canada today.

Of her two songs that SJO performed, the first one is emotional deep-listening, and the other is groovy.

Here's the first one...