From the recording We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder
We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder, arranged in a contemporary gospel style, is played with a medium groove, and has a subtle R&B feel. The arrangement opens with a lilting vamp (that is heard again later in the piece) before three syncopated chords lead-in to the main melody. As you might expect, the song then modulates up a half step, as if to signal a move up the ladder! Usually played in a traditional gospel swing style, this "bouncy" rendition is rhythmically infectious, fun to play, and will leave you feeling carefree and optimistic!