Boston's award-winning vocal group Vox One will celebrate the release
of their first album in seven years at Arlington's Regent Theater on
"Pure Imagination", a collection of off-the-beaten track originals,
covers and spontaneous improvs, arrives on the heels of a several-year
hiatus in which group members pursued individual projects and honed
their techniques. Beginning as students and reuniting as faculty
members at Boston's Berklee College of Music, Jodi (Jenkins) Ainsworth
(soprano), Yumiko Matsuoka-Young (alto), Paul Stiller (tenor and vocal
percussion), Paul Pampinella (baritone) and Tom Baskett (bass) will
now release what may be their most inventive CD to date.
Among the collection of originals and covers are a lush remake of Pure
Imagination of Willy Wonka fame, the high-powered Indian
tabla-inspired original Kind of a 3, a soulful rendition of Joni
Mitchell's Woodstock, and Stevie Wonder's uplifting I Wish.
Complimenting the full tracks are Vox One's signature improvs peppered
throughout the recording capturing some of the excitement of the
group's live performances.
The group has earned wide acclaim for their performances and CDs,
including "Best A Cappella Group, Jazz" by Boston Magazine. Vox One's
eponymous debut CD was named "Best Album" and awarded "Best Song" by
the Contemporary A Cappella Society of America (CASA). Their second US
release Out There, (1995) won "Album of the Year," "Best Jazz Song,"
and "Best R&B song" by CASA. The 1998 release, Chameleon, earned Vox
One CASA's "Artist of the Year," "Best Jazz Album" and "Best Jazz Song."
Saturday Dec 2
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