Joy Spring - The Jazz Ambassadors

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  • The Jazz Ambassadors present Joy Spring, composed by Clifford Brown and arranged by Sgt. Maj. (ret.) Scott Arcangel. Featuring Staff Sgt. Alexis Cole on vocals, and Sgt. Maj. Kevin Watt on trumpet.
    Recorded live on April 3rd, 2017 at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas.
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Comments • 66

  • Gene Herd
    Gene Herd 2 months ago

    Next time don't send bombs, send jazz.

  • stephen mulwitz
    stephen mulwitz 3 months ago

    THIS ARRANGER IS THE BEST AND I HAVE HEARD BIG BAND ARRANGEMENTS FOR 70 YEARS---ALSO GREAT SOUND PICK UP!

  • Jan Klincewicz
    Jan Klincewicz 4 months ago +6

    THIS is the best use of our tax dollars I can imagine.

  • stephen mulwitz
    stephen mulwitz 4 months ago +1

    FANTASTIC BAND AND SINGER AND YOU CAN TELL SHE HAS BEEN LISTENING TO ANITA O'DAY!

  • logalogalog
    logalogalog 5 months ago +1

    Never knew this had words...

  • Fernando Conde Sangenis

    O Jazz faz parte da Nação Americana e atravessou o Atlântico com grandes músicos, desde a Segunda Guerra Mundial. O Maestro e Oficial da USAF Glenn Muller foi uma vítima, pois seu pequeno avião desapareceu sobre o Canal da Mancha, sem deixar vestígios. As Forças Armadas americanas tem um tradição de manter suas bandas militares tocando Jazz e me lembro disso desde que era um menino - já gostava de Jazz ! Congratulations.

  • Daniela Bisenius
    Daniela Bisenius 5 months ago

    Phenomenal!!! Could I find a copy of unison solo improvisation anywhere???

  • ROBERT TEMPLE
    ROBERT TEMPLE 5 months ago

    It's all in the bass player, for me. He's cool. I love this cut, thanks for posting, you ALL were superb ! Peace.

  • Rebecca Hardiman
    Rebecca Hardiman 6 months ago +2

    United States Army Field Band...YOU ARE FANTASTIC. Hats off to Ms. Cole for your improvisation - and unison scat with the Band. Bravo!

  • Claude Dietrich
    Claude Dietrich 6 months ago

    this is an area where America dominates without destruction and other collaterals. Great army band.

  • Jessica Eernisse
    Jessica Eernisse 7 months ago

    This does bring me joy and makes me smile! Thank you for sharing your gifts and talents in music and services to our country and blessed President and true American Patriot, Donald Trump!

  • Texadon - Andromeda Cripps

    What a joy! Whose lyrics are these?

    • Texadon - Andromeda Cripps
      Texadon - Andromeda Cripps 6 months ago

      @The United States Army Field Band WOW thanks so much for supplying the lyrics! I was hoping I could learn who the author of them is though? I'm doing a deep study on this chart and any lyrics versions and authors are very important to me as a singer!

    • The United States Army Field Band
      The United States Army Field Band  7 months ago +1

      Isn't spring your favorite season
      Watchin' the flowers bloomin' up from the ground
      Watchin' the snow melt down, boy
      You may dig winter, boy, but spring is my joy
      It's got me feelin' so glad
      The days are breezy
      You've got the time to say "hello" and give a smile
      Feelin' real good is in style
      You may dig winter, boy
      But spring is my joy
      It's something special
      Haven't you observed
      It makes glad to be alive
      It's not absurd
      To say that spring helps you survive
      The winter's long miserable snow and rain
      It gives you hope to know
      That spring will get a refrain
      You only have to believe
      The day is comin'
      The world is hummin'
      Thinkin' about how good it will be
      And that goes double for me
      You may dig winter, boy, but spring is my joy
      Isn't spring your favorite season
      Watchin' the flowers bloomin' up from the ground
      Watchin' the snow melt down, boy
      You may dig winter, boy, but spring is my joy
      It's got me feelin' so glad
      The days are breezy
      You've got the time to say "hello" and give a smile
      Feelin' real good is in style
      You may dig winter, boy
      But spring is my joy
      It's something special
      Haven't you observed
      It makes glad to be alive
      It's not absurd
      To say that spring helps you survive
      The winter's long miserable snow and rain
      It gives you hope to know
      That spring will get a refrain
      You only have to believe
      The day is comin'
      The world is hummin'
      Thinkin' about how good it will be
      And that goes double for me
      You may dig winter watchin' the snow melt down, boy
      You may dig winter, boy, but spring is my joy

  • Fernando Conde Sangenis

    The United States Army Field Band dá um Show de nipes de metais e com um cantora sensacional. O culto ao Jazz é uma questão de música de qualidade. Desde criança eu ví navios de Guerra Americanos, aqui na
    baia de Guanabara, no Rio de Janeiro, Brasil e sempre gostava de ver, na TV TUPI. O Jazz nas Forças Armadas nos remete ao saudoso Glenn Muller and Orchestra. Congratulations !!!!!!!!

  • Anuchid Alex Nanthakowa
    Anuchid Alex Nanthakowa 8 months ago +2

    Ms. Alexis Cole is the best

  • Jezra Kaye
    Jezra Kaye 8 months ago

    Fabulous arrangement, and Alexis Cole is kicking it!

  • Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan 9 months ago

    Superb.

  • Francesco Cangi
    Francesco Cangi 9 months ago +1

    Clifford brown solo here:
    ruclip.com/video/GVYC_bdCwm0/video.html

  • Fred Herrman
    Fred Herrman 10 months ago

    What the??? That was fantastic!!! I loved the melodies they came up with both for soloing and in unison. Really nice performance!

  • Ivanisha1
    Ivanisha1 11 months ago

    Absolutely Wonderful... Ms ALexis Cole & Big Band!! My new favourite!!
    Cheers, From Rotterdam The Netherlands.
    Ivanisha.

  • thekububeach
    thekububeach Year ago +1

    These guys have wrong day job!

  • Karen Joyce
    Karen Joyce Year ago

    clifford brown

  • jdawn1982
    jdawn1982 Year ago

    Her voice is great but the smooth sound of that brass nearly made me cry.

  • hremdldw
    hremdldw Year ago

    That's a great Big Band ,,Sarge has nice scat chorus in unison with band . If The U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors ever in the San Francisco ,Bay Area I'd definitely make the effort check them out ! The first time I heard this very tight band was on Dizzy Gillespie Jazz Opus "Things To Come " note perfect with great soloist , anything this great and I mean great Big Band plays is a tight as a military man bunk bed 😉

  • Jimbo Steen
    Jimbo Steen Year ago

    Wow great band but there lacking Manhattan transfers singer, she got no soul!!!!!!!!!!!

  • RICHARD GORDON
    RICHARD GORDON Year ago +1

    ITS NOT A SONG . CLIFFORD BROWN WROTE IT AS A TRUMPET SOLO.

    • Kenny R
      Kenny R 9 months ago

      It is a song it just has a solo on it

  • evananic
    evananic Year ago +1

    So swingin'! So nice!

  • José Roberto Silva

    👏👏👏👏👏👏

  • Sergio O. Alvial
    Sergio O. Alvial Year ago

    When I hear this kind of jazz I feel like the guy who threw his sax down the river after seeing Bird`s performance ...

  • Astrodron
    Astrodron Year ago

    ¡ Genial !

  • GarySerrano
    GarySerrano Year ago

    Great, great, great!!!!!!!!

  • Jill Torvaney
    Jill Torvaney Year ago

    Wow!!!!!!!😃

  • Roy Hight
    Roy Hight Year ago +2

    I've heard about about 50 versions of this standard, and this is my favorite. Fantastic performance! Damn! (Do I need to mention that I'm an Army veteran? No bias here! LoL)

  • Gary Pandolfo
    Gary Pandolfo Year ago +1

    SALUTE!

  • Catarina Martin
    Catarina Martin Year ago +3

    Excellent band, arrangement, singing!! Great voice! Fun!

  • lexiepoo58
    lexiepoo58 Year ago +4

    I am blown away! Great band and amazing vocalist!

  • charlie summers
    charlie summers Year ago +1

    That walking bass makes this come alive, he's fantastic.

  • Tajtiana Lauvao-Araia

    I’m here because of cuphead

  • Antti
    Antti 2 years ago +3

    Excellent arrangement and top-notch musicianship!

  • The PockerBirrings Show
    The PockerBirrings Show 2 years ago +1

    This is a song that has been ruined by vocalese

  • Barbara Pendragon
    Barbara Pendragon 2 years ago

    Great job! Great voice, scat and phrasing! Who is attributed to these lyrics on your sheet music? Don't think it's Jon Hendricks, he wrote the lyrics to the version Manhattan Transfer recorded in 1985; the Real Group and others recorded this lyric version in Sweden around 1987.

    • Barbara Pendragon
      Barbara Pendragon 2 years ago

      I had contacted the Real Group previously, whose members have changed over the years - they thought it was Jon Hendricks. Is no lyricist attributed on your charts?

    • The United States Army Field Band
      The United States Army Field Band  2 years ago

      I've asked around - if I get an answer, I'll write back. All I can find is "written by the Real Group". Good ears, Barbara!

  • Miguel Chumpitazi
    Miguel Chumpitazi 2 years ago +1

    Really , great band. and excellents musicians !

  • doyen marc
    doyen marc 2 years ago

    Maintenant j'aime l'armée! Now i love army ! Fabulous ! Thank's from France !!!

  • John Timothy Ratliffe
    John Timothy Ratliffe 2 years ago +1

    Muito bom.

  • DieHard10901
    DieHard10901 2 years ago +2

    Perfect!! A lot of hard work went into that.

  • Erv Trujillo
    Erv Trujillo 2 years ago +4

    Wow!!! What a great rendition of a great song!! Well done and kudos to Sgt. Major Arcangel for an excellent arrangement!!! Outstanding vocalist and trumpet solo.

  • Amelia Katzen
    Amelia Katzen 2 years ago +4

    Wow is right! Brings a smile to your face. Fantastic unison scatting!

  • Mark Mark
    Mark Mark 2 years ago +9

    Didn't know that Military could play excellent Jazz !

    • Coderedpirate
      Coderedpirate 20 days ago

      Mark Mark yes! Actually each branch of the military has their own band(s), and every player is world class. Most of them have doctorates in music and what not, it’s very rare to see a young person in there

  • Angus Fraser
    Angus Fraser 2 years ago +3

    I'm learning Clifford Brown's solo on tenor sax and I love it :)

  • Jun Fukushima
    Jun Fukushima 2 years ago

    very nice ! she sings better than Anita O'day who was her day.

  • Phin Al
    Phin Al 2 years ago

    ...Music I'm glad to have heard! Thank you!...

  • Individual Blend
    Individual Blend 2 years ago +5

    Holy shit
    I don't like listening to jazz, but this is amazing

    • josh
      josh Year ago

      Why don't you like listening to jazz?

  • A Physics Professor
    A Physics Professor 2 years ago +3

    Wow! This is 2017, right? This could have been 1937!

    • Riley Merino
      Riley Merino 2 years ago +4

      A Physics Professor if it was it would have been about 2 decades before this song was written...

  • Joseph Farhat
    Joseph Farhat 2 years ago +9

    Such clean tones, and warm voice.
    Keep on rolling on

  • Paweł Borkowski
    Paweł Borkowski 2 years ago +2

    Thanks!!!!! Beautiful voice!!!!!! Band OK!!!!!!

  • Lear King of Albion
    Lear King of Albion 2 years ago +9

    Almost makes me want to enlist at age 57 and change. Flawless, including the vocalist, whose style is reminiscent of Janis Siegel of Manhattan Transfer but with no attitude. Love that high hat.

  • Marc Cyberston
    Marc Cyberston 2 years ago +12

    2:00 when i started appreciating the art of a sax

  • William Linington
    William Linington 2 years ago +11

    Wow, wow, wow... That Is some great scat singing. Very professional orchestra as well.

  • Bob Premecz
    Bob Premecz 2 years ago +7

    What a joy to hear more postings from these wonderful Musical Ambassadors! One of the Great things in the US Army has to offer the world.

  • GCNMatt
    GCNMatt 2 years ago +1

    One of my favorite tunes!

  • Jagbanks
    Jagbanks 2 years ago +4

    I can get jiggy with it

  • Thierry Warot
    Thierry Warot 2 years ago +1

    Congratulations, it is absolutely marvelous!

  • Richie
    Richie 2 years ago +23

    Wow!!!! This band is swinging soooo hard. Can someone tell me the cymbals model the drummer is using please?. Thank you.

  • ramairgto72
    ramairgto72 2 years ago +2

    GO ARMY!

  • CortMarshal
    CortMarshal 2 years ago +11

    Ms Cole is fantastic! The band is so dynamic, and this chart is swingin'! Nice job

  • Julianno Idalino
    Julianno Idalino 2 years ago +1

    👏👏👏🎶🎶🎶

  • Jon Martin Vinje
    Jon Martin Vinje 2 years ago +3

    Wow