In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument

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Lambert, Hendricks and Ross
Improvisations For The Human Voice

What's This
A Cent and a Half
Charge Account
Gussie G
Hawaiian War Chant
Jolly Jo
Farmer's Market
Annie's Lament
Four Brothers
Standin' on the Corner (Whistlin' at the Pretty Girls)
Two for the Blues
Little Pony
One O'Clock Jump
Fiesta in Blue
Blues Backstage
The Spirit-Feel
Lil' Darlin'
Rusty Dusty Blues
Popity Pop

Fans of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross specifically, and vocal jazz in general, have long heard about the early sides recorded before the trio came together in 1957. In fact, each member -- Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks, and Annie Ross -- was separately a pioneer in bop-inspired vocal improvisation, the type of vocalizing that concentrated on the most purely musical aspects of singing. The El Records compilation, Improvisations for the Human Voice, compiles 25 of those early sides and provides a terrific complement to their best recordings, the string of LPs they recorded for Columbia between 1959 and 1962 (which were collected on an excellent two-CD compilation, The Hottest New Group in Jazz). These tracks comprise a wealth of seminal vocal sides by the most inventive minds in the art of vocalese.

Item code: 3201C | 1 CD | $15.95 add item to cart
Vocal Jazz | Mixed | United States
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