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Birdland

Music by Joe Zawinul

Originally Performed by Lambert, Hendricks and Ross

"Birdland" is a jazz song written by Joe Zawinul of the band Weather Report as a tribute to the Birdland nightclub in New York City. This was the club where Zawinul heard Count Basie, and where Zawinul met his wife, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Miles Davis. The Manhattan Transfer won a Grammy Award with their version of the song, which had lyrics by Jon Hendricks.

    Release Date: 1977
Awards
1980 - Grammy Winner - Best Jazz Fusion Performance, Vocal


Birdland

Birdland

Lambert, Hendricks and Ross

Here is the quintessential jazz classic by Josef Zawinul with lyrics by the incomparable Jon Hendricks in a funky fusion setting by noted arranger Paris Rutherford. A perfect showcase for vocal jazz groups!

Voicing: SATB


Birdland

Birdland

The Manhattan Transfer

Here is the quintessential jazz classic by Josef Zawinul with lyrics by the incomparable Jon Hendricks in a funky fusion setting by noted arranger Paris Rutherford. Previously only available for mixed ensembles now a perfect showcase for your women's vocal jazz group.

Voicing: SSA



Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Lambert, Hendricks and Ross : Vocal Jazz Arrangements : SATB : Sheet Music

Lambert, Hendricks and Ross : Vocal Jazz Arrangements

Lambert Hendricks & Ross mastered the art of vocal bebop and the Jon Hendricks classic "Everybody's Boppin'" proves the point with its frantic tempo and the fast swing groove underneath. A vocal jazz tour-de-force! "Birdland" is a quintessential jazz classic with lyrics by the incomparable Jon Hendricks in a funky fusion setting by noted arranger Paris Rutherford. A perfect showcase for vocal jazz groups! Darmon Meader's arrangement of "Charleston Alley" pays tribute to Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, as well as Charlie Barnet, while expanding the voicings, and also placing the song in a much more "SATB-friendly" key. This arrangement is a great introduction to the classic vocalese style of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, and will work well for most medium to advanced vocal jazz groups.

Songlist: Charleston Alley, Birdland, Everybody's Boppin', Desafinado (Slightly Out of Tune)

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Voicing: SATB | Performed by Lambert, Hendricks and Ross | 6736b | Sheet Music | $8.45


Various Arrangers : Popular Jazz Standards for Younger Voices,  Vol 2 : SAB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Popular Jazz Standards for Younger Voices, Vol 2

"Birdland" - A jazz classic written by keyboardist Joe Zawinul with lyrics by Jon Hendricks now arranged for younger choirs. A perfect showcase for your beginning vocal jazz group! "Java Jive" - It's America's favorite beverage! This great standard from the '40s regained the spotlight in the Manhattan Transfer version from 1975. This well-crafted Discovery Series arrangement will showcase your young singers at their swingin' best! "Beyond the Sea" - Here is a swing treatment of the contemporary pop standard most famously recorded in a big band swing style by Bobby Darin in 1959. Great for learning vocal jazz technique. "Tuxedo Junction" - From Glenn Miller to The Manhattan Transfer, this Discovery Series arrangement gives you an authentic setting for your younger choirs! Featuring the jazzy lead line supported by the ba-bop chorus and a written scat section, your singers will groove to this accessible chart! "Basin Street Blues" - Recorded by American jazz legend, Louis Armstrong, here is a great teaching tool for introducing blues styles to your younger choirs.

Songlist: Birdland, Java Jive, Beyond the Sea, Tuxedo Junction, Basin Street Blues

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Voicing: SAB | 2803b | Sheet Music | $9.75 | With Piano


The Manhattan Transfer : Manhattan Transfer Songbook : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999574708 : 0793520819 : 00357470

The Manhattan Transfer : Manhattan Transfer Songbook

Formed in New York in 1969, vocal quartet Manhattan Transfer was the first group to receive Grammy Awards in both the pop and jazz categories in the same year. This special second-edition songbook features their best-known songs performed in concert and on records, from Birdland to their show closer A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square. 25 songs in all, including: Body and Soul, The Boy from New York City, Chanson D'Amour, Java Jive, Love for Sale, Operator, Poinciana, Route 66, Tuxedo Junction, You Can Depend on Me and more.

Songlist: Birdland , Blue Champagne , Body and Soul, Boy From New York City (piano/vocal/guitar), Candy , Chanson D'Amour , Four Brothers , A Gal In Calico , Gloria , Java Jive , Love For Sale , A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square, On A Little Street In Singapore, Operator, Poinciana, Popsicle Toes , Route 66 , S.O.S. , Scotch and Soda , That Cat Is High , Trickle, Trickle , Tuxedo Junction, Twilight Tone , You Can Depend On Me

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by The Manhattan Transfer | 4405b | Songbook | $14.95


Various Arrangers : The REAL Book for Vocalists - Vol. 1 for High Voice : Solo : Songbook : 884088198916 : 1423451228 : 00240307

Various Arrangers : The REAL Book for Vocalists - Vol. 1 for High Voice

The Real Vocal Book has many of the selections from volumes 1 and 2 of the instrumental Real Books, but now with the lyrics added to the pre-existing melody line. Nearly 300 essential songs compiled especially for singers.

Songlist: Agua De Beber, Alfie, Alice In Wonderland, All Alone (Left Alone), (All Of A Sudden) My Heart Sings, All Of Me, All Of You, All The Things You Are, Alright, Okay, You Win, Always, Angel Eyes, April In Paris, Are You Havin' Any Fun?, Autumn In New York, Autumn Leaves, Avalon, Azure, Baby, It's Cold Outside, Baltimore Oriole, Basin Street Blues, Bewitched, Beyond The Sea, Billie's Blues, Billie's Bounce, Birdland, The Birth of the Blues, Blame It on My Youth, Blue Skies, Bluesette, Body And Soul, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5186b | Songbook | $29.95


Various Composers : The Ultimate Jazz Fake Book - C Edition : Solo : Songbook : 073999400793 : 0881889792 : 00240079

Various Composers : The Ultimate Jazz Fake Book - C Edition

This must-own collection includes 635 songs spanning all jazz styles from more than 9 decades - from traditional to swing to modern jazz, carefully chosen chords with common practice chord substitutions, lyrics to accomodate vocalists, easy-to-read music, and composer and performer indexes.

Songlist: AC-DC Current, Across The Alley From The Alamo, After Hours, After You've Gone, Afternoon In Paris, Ah-Leu-Cha, Ain't Misbehavin', Air Mail Special, Airegin, All About Ronnie, All Blues, All Of Me, All Of You, All Or Nothing At All, All The Things You Are, Along Came Betty, Alright, Okay, You Win, Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy), Amazing Grace, Among My Souvenirs, And All That Jazz, Angel Eyes, Another Hairdo, Apple Core, Apple Honey, Aren't You Glad You're You, As Catch Can, Au Privave, Autumn Leaves, Baby, Won't You Please Come Home, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5241b | Songbook | $44.95


Individual Folios

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Birdland : SSA : Paris Rutherford : John Hendricks : The Manhattan Transfer : Songbook : 00262811 : 888680728168

Paris Rutherford : Birdland

Here is the quintessential jazz classic by Josef Zawinul with lyrics by the incomparable Jon Hendricks in a funky fusion setting by noted arranger Paris Rutherford. Previously only available for mixed ensembles now a perfect showcase for your women's vocal jazz group.

Arranger: Paris Rutherford | Composer: John Hendricks Performed By: The Manhattan Transfer

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00262811 | Showtrax CD Available


Birdland : SAB : Roger Emerson : Joe Zawinul : Lambert, Hendricks and Ross : Sheet Music : 08551997 : 884088195946

Roger Emerson : Birdland

A jazz classic written by keyboardist Joe Zawinul with lyrics by Jon Hendricks now arranged for younger choirs. A perfect showcase for your beginning vocal jazz group! Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:30.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composer: Joe Zawinul Performed By: Lambert, Hendricks and Ross

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08551997 | Voicetrax CD Available


Birdland : 2-Part : Roger Emerson : Joe Zawinul : Lambert, Hendricks and Ross : Sheet Music : 08551998 : 884088195953

Roger Emerson : Birdland

A jazz classic written by keyboardist Joe Zawinul with lyrics by Jon Hendricks now arranged for younger choirs. A perfect showcase for your beginning vocal jazz group! Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:30.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composer: Joe Zawinul Performed By: Lambert, Hendricks and Ross

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08551998 | Voicetrax CD Available


Birdland : SATB : Paris Rutherford : Joe Zawinul : Lambert, Hendricks and Ross : Sheet Music : 08745907 : 884088129415

Paris Rutherford : Birdland

Here is the quintessential jazz classic by Josef Zawinul with lyrics by the incomparable Jon Hendricks in a funky fusion setting by noted arranger Paris Rutherford. A perfect showcase for vocal jazz groups!

Arranger: Paris Rutherford | Composer: Joe Zawinul Performed By: Lambert, Hendricks and Ross

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745907 | Showtrax CD Available

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