Up in the Air (2018)
Up in the Air (2018)
Musical Director and Producer: Kenyon Duncan
Business Manager: Ian Billinge
Recording Engineers: Ed Boyer, Kenyon Duncan, Avi Durling
Editing: Ted Trembinski
Mixing: Ed Boyer
Mastering: Bill Hare
Album Artwork and CD Design: Griffin Keller
Assistant Musical Producers: John Kauffman, Nicholas Biniaz-Harris, Zach Page
Album Coordinator: Noah Strausser
Recorded at the home of Ed Boyer, Lumry-Wengerd Sound Studio (Silliman College, Yale), and the Crescent Underground Recording Studio (Morse College, Yale).
Manufactured and printed by Disc Makers, Pennsauken, NJ, USA.
The Yale Whiffenpoofs, founded in 1909 at a tavern in New Haven, has grown from a collegiate singing ensemble into a globe-trotting entertainment force, captivating audiences of all ages. Now in our 109th year, we –– the Class of 2018 –– are proud to present Up in the Air. It’s both a culmination of our time as stewards of a rich tradition and a snapshot of our experience sharing this music with a world that is markedly different from what it was a century ago.
Our year was spontaneous, ambiguous, and at times unmoored. These 8 new arrangements and 8 revived classics, spanning genre and decade, reflect our experience and reanimate the group’s established sound. With this album, we take a definitive step toward the future, embracing uncertainty as delightful and the unknown as an adventure. Join us Up in the Air.
-The Whiffenpoofs of 2018
River Lea (Solo: Aaron McAleavey ‘18 / Popularized by: Adele / Arranger: Kenyon Duncan ‘18)
House of the Rising Sun (Solo: Eli Daiute ‘18 / Popularized by: The Animals / Arranger: Keiji Ishiguri ‘10)
Holding On (Solo: Kwasi Enin '18 / Popularized by: Gregory Porter / Arranger: Kenyon Duncan ‘18)
The Old Shade Tree (Solo: Noah Strausser ‘18 / Popularized by: Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau / Arranger: Zach Page ‘18)
Can’t Help Falling in Love (Solo: Daniel Keller ‘18 / Popularized by: Elvis Presley / Arranger: Keiji Ishiguri ‘10)
Lush Life (Solo: Zach Page ‘18 / Popularized by: Billy Strayhorn, Kay Davis, and the Duke Ellington Orchestra / Arranger: Zach Page ‘18)
When Sunny Gets Blue (Solo: Ian Billinge ‘18 / Popularized by: Johnny Mathis with Ray Conniff and his Orchestra / Arranger: Lewis Girdler ‘61)
Nature Boy (Solo: David Torres ‘18 / Popularized by: Nat King Cole / Arranger: Keiji Ishiguri ‘10)
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? (Solo: Nicholas Biniaz-Harris ‘18 / Popularized by: Chicago / Arranger: John Kauffman ‘18)
Rainbow Connection (Solo: Donovan Sabog ‘18 / Popularized by: Kermit the Frog (Jim Henson) / Arranger: Keiji Ishiguri ‘10)
All the Things You Are (Solo: Avi Durling ‘18 / Popularized by the musical Very Warm for May / Arranger: Fenno Heath ‘50)
All in Love is Fair (Solo: John Kauffman ‘18 / Popularized by: Stevie Wonder / Arranger: Ben Wexler ‘11)
Fall In (Solo: Kenyon Duncan ‘18 / Popularized by: Esperanza Spalding / Arranger: Kenyon Duncan ‘18)
Stop This Train (Solo: Caleb O’Reilly ‘18 / Popularized by: John Mayer / Arranger: Kenyon Duncan ‘18)
Anything Goes (Popularized by the musical Anything Goes / Arranger: Kenyon Duncan ‘18)
The Whiffenpoof Song (Popularized by: The Yale Whiffenpoofs / Arranger: Meade Minnegrode '10, George Pomeroy '10, Tod B. Galloway)
The Whiffenpoofs of 2018 would like to extend a special thanks to Griffin Keller, Jerome Walker, Solon Snider, Kate Crane, Mark Eggerman, Silliman & Morse Colleges, The Boyer Family, The Whiffenpoofs of 2019, Sun Valley Sue, Apple Maps, Kangen Water, Bob Hope, and Brenda & Donna for their sustained support through the production of this album.