“We Three Kings Take Five” on new Christmas CD

“We Three Kings Take Five,” a jazzy Brubeck-esque setting of the familiar Epiphany hymn, will appear on the soon-to-be-released CD, “Christmas Collage.” The recording is a joint venture of the Waukesha, Wisconsin-based ensemble, The Nordic Brass, with the Jubilate Chorale and Jazz Express.

Arranged by Todd Marchand and published by Con Spirito Music, “We Three Kings Take Five” opens with a chorale-like statement of the refrain, followed by three verses of the tune and refrain in a 5/4 swing style.

Courtesy of The Nordic Brass, here’s their performance of “We Three Kings Take Five,” with added trap set and bass trombone sub for tuba.