Monday, 11 December 2017
Jon Hendricks dead at 96
veteran Vocalese singer and lyricist.
Thank you for all the witty lyrics, wonderful singing and
being a great teacher to generations of Vocalese singers!
His breakthrough came with the outstanding Trio
Lambert Hendricks and Ross Doodling Song
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - Sing a Song of Basie (Full Album)
Joe Williams with Lambert, Hendricks and Ross - Every Day I Have the Blues
He performed his lyrics with many Jazz greats over the years:
Art Blakey with Jon Hendricks "Moanin"
Jon was a great influence on the vocal Quartet Manhattan Transfer
and was featured on their Vocalese album:
He performed also many times live with the band:
Jon Hendricks & The Manhattan Transfer
He was teacher and mentor to Bobby McFerrin
and didn't shy away from modern Jazz
Jon Hendricks, Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau
"Freddie Freeloader" (by Miles Davis)
Live on the Arsenio Hall Show
In 1997, he was in a touring ensemble that performed
Wynton Marsalis' Pulitzer Prize-winning "Blood on the Fields".
Monday, 4 December 2017
Who would have thought this could work together:
Pippi meets Renaldo!
Pippi Longstocking, the anarchic girl,
a hero of our childhood days
created by Astrid Lindgren
and played by Inger Nilsson
in the classic TV version
with a soundtrack by
Renaldo & The Loaf:
Ow! Stew The Red Shoe
No wonder the author of this blog turned into an anarchistic sound freak!
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