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King Pleasure Sings/Annie Ross Sings
     

King Pleasure Sings/Annie Ross Sings

by King Pleasure
 

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The brief life span of classic jazz vocalese singing found its first inspiration in these King Pleasure sides. Pleasure vocalized many bebop solos by the likes of James Moody, Charlie Parker, and Lester Young, often adding his own hip and witty lyrics to the mix. Initially

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The brief life span of classic jazz vocalese singing found its first inspiration in these King Pleasure sides. Pleasure vocalized many bebop solos by the likes of James Moody, Charlie Parker, and Lester Young, often adding his own hip and witty lyrics to the mix. Initially issued on his debut, Moody's Mood for Love, the first eight sides here include solid senders like "Parker's Mood," "Red Top" (based on a Gene Ammons solo and featuring singer Betty Carter), and "Jumpin' With Symphony Sid" (Lester Young). Balancing out the boppish fare, Pleasure also delivers ballads like "This Is Always" (featuring the Dave Lambert Singers) and his own composition, "Don't Be Scared" (up-and-coming vocalese star Jon Hendriks guests). Future Hendriks cohort Annie Ross co-headlines this LP, matching Pleasure's best with hits like "Twisted" (Wardell Gray) and "Farmer's Market" (Art Farmer). Her wordless scat feature, "Annie's Lament," is a highlight as well. A must for bop and vocal jazz fans.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/1991
Label:
Ojc
UPC:
0025218621724
catalogNumber:
217
Rank:
18267

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

King Pleasure   Primary Artist,Vocals,Track Performer
Betty Carter   Vocals
Blossom Dearie   Vocals
Eddie Jefferson   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
John Lewis   Piano
Cecil Payne   Baritone Saxophone
Annie Ross   Vocals,Track Performer
Lucky Thompson   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
George Wallington   Piano
Lester Young   Tenor Saxophone
Leonard Gaskin   Bass
Dave Lambert   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Percy Heath   Bass
Ray Abrams   Tenor Saxophone
Danny Bank   Baritone Saxophone
Art Blakey   Drums
Paul Chambers   Bass
Kenny Clarke   Drums
Lem Davis   Alto Saxophone
Charles Ferguson   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Harris   Drums
Jon Hendricks   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
J.J. Johnson   Trombone
J. Alan Johnson   Trombone
Jimmy Jones   Piano
Edward Lewis   Trumpet
Herb Lovelle   Drums
Peck Morrison   Bass
Roger "Ram" Ramirez   Organ
Edwin Swanston   Piano
Teacho Wiltshire   Piano
Kai Winding   Trombone
Eddie Lewis   Trumpet
Ed Lewis   Trumpet
Merrill Stepter   Trumpet
Three Riffs   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Teddy Lee   Drums
Ram Ramirez   Organ
John Richard Lewis   Piano
Dave Lambert & His Singers   Vocals

Technical Credits

Gene Ammons   Contributor
Leonard Feather   Composer
Stan Getz   Contributor
Wardell Gray   Contributor
Quincy Jones   Arranger,Composer,Director,Orchestra Director
James Moody   Contributor
King Pleasure   Composer
Lester Young   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Esmond Edwards   Cover Photo
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Ira Gitler   Liner Notes
Charlie Parker   Contributor

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