In No Particular Order

In No Particular Order

10 Essentials
J.D. Frizzell

Composer, conductor and director of vocal music at Briarcrest Christian School in Memphis, J.D. Frizzell also lists among his accomplishments: baritone. A leader in the contemporary a cappella movement, J.D. is a co-founder and president of the A Cappella Education Association, a nonprofit dedicated to helping a cappella groups around the world to realize their potential. His own group, OneVoice, records for Sony Records and has released a number of award-winning albums.

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1. ARORA – Bioluminescence
One of the most original and compelling albums I’ve ever heard

2. Boyz II Men – II
Rarely does an album come along with so many well written hit songs

3. U2 – The Joshua Tree
This album marked the beginning of the glory days of one of my favorite bands

4. Pentatonix – PTX, Vol. 1
A watershed moment for the a cappella style

5. The Swingles – Deep End
The longtime vocal mavericks chart an exciting new course with this diverse album.

6. Take 6 – Beautiful World
Soul and Jazz-filled gospel a cappella..enough said.

7. Naturally 7 – Wall of Sound
This amazing album combines a cappella, hip hop, looping, and vocal electronica.

8. New York Voices – NYV Sings the Songs of Paul Simon
NYV magnifies the brilliance of these Paul Simon classics through their own vocal jazz lens.

9. Ben Folds – Rockin’ The Suburbs
Ben Folds inspired me to write my own music with this collection of simple, yet powerful songs.

10. Sara Bareilles – Kaleidoscope Heart
Not since Boyz II Men had I heard an album with so many well written original songs.

 

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