Charles Ives wrote a number of excellent art songs during the years he was actively composing. Presented here is an adaptation of one of his art songs, The Cage, from 1906 written for piano / vocal transcribed to modern Jazz Ensemble using Garritan Jazz and Big Band sample set + Garritan Personal Orchestra choir plus two added audio tracks – voice and guitar.
Here are the lyrics
A leopard went around his cage
from one side back to the other side;
he stopped only when the keeper came around with meat;
A boy who had been there three hours
began to wonder, “Is life anything like that?”