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Hottest New Group in Jazz [Compilation]
     

The Hottest New Group in Jazz [Compilation]

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by Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
 
The immortal vocal jazz group Lambert, Hendricks & Ross recorded five albums during its career: one apiece for Impulse! and World Pacific and three for Columbia. This two-CD set has all of the music from LH&R's Columbia dates (The Hottest Group in Jazz, Sing Ellington, and High Flying), plus four

Overview

The immortal vocal jazz group Lambert, Hendricks & Ross recorded five albums during its career: one apiece for Impulse! and World Pacific and three for Columbia. This two-CD set has all of the music from LH&R's Columbia dates (The Hottest Group in Jazz, Sing Ellington, and High Flying), plus four previously unissued and three very obscure selections. Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks, and Annie Ross were all very talented jazz singers as individuals, and were masters of vocalese. Virtually every one of their performances was special and, in the long run, influential. With assistance from the Gildo Mahones Trio, trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison (on the earliest album), and altoist Pony Poindexter (during the seven bonus tracks), the vocal group is heard in memorable form throughout the two-fer. Among the many highlights are "Twisted," "Cloudburst," Hendricks' hilarious "Gimme That Wine," "Everybody's Boppin'," "Cotton Tail," "All Too Soon," "Main Stem," "Farmer's Market," "Cookin' at the Continental," "Halloween Spooks," and "Popity Pop." Essential music for all serious jazz collections.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/05/1996
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646493328
catalogNumber:
64933

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lambert, Hendricks & Ross   Primary Artist
Ron Carter   Bass
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Annie Ross   Vocals
Ike Isaacs   Bass
Dave Lambert   Vocals
Pony Poindexter   Alto Saxophone
Stu Martin   Drums
Walter Bolden   Drums
Jon Hendricks   Vocals
Gildo Mahones   Piano
Jimmy Wormworth   Drums
William Yancy   Bass
W. Yancey   Bass

Technical Credits

Frankie Laine   Composer
Cannonball Adderley   Composer
Mercer Ellington   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Oscar Pettiford   Composer
Horace Silver   Composer
Bobby Timmons   Composer
Horace Henderson   Composer
John Coltrane   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Will Friedwald   Liner Notes
Kevin Gore   Reissue Series
Jon Hendricks   Composer
Leroy Kirkland   Composer
Teo Macero   Producer
Frank Paparelli   Composer
Irving Townsend   Producer
Nedra Olds-Neal   Reissue Producer
Tony Sellari   Art Direction
Curtis Brown   Liner Notes
Robert Constanzo   Packaging Manager
Ted Persons   Composer
Steve Berdowitz   Reissue Series

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The Hottest New Group in Jazz [Compilation] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Jimbo210 More than 1 year ago
The CD arrived in good condition and was packed in bubble wrap, which should have kept it safe, However, upon opening the case the lid came loose and fell to the floor. This is, in my opinion, in no way the fault of the seller. Another issue, which I'm sure is another seller no-fault is that the CD, starting about track four, began to cut out, loosing large amounts of information during conversations, background information, etc.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a lover of vocalese, let me tell you that noone is hipper than these 2 cats & a kitten. I find most instrumental jazz pretty dull. What really floats my boat is singin' and scattin on top of some groovy sounds. I enjoy listening to the hip jams on this tape while wearing a turtleneck and a monacle. Dig it! Hot-cha-cha!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm ordering this CD because I had the albums years ago when I was singing this kind of music in college. Anyone who has seen the Ken Burn's Jazz documentary(Jon Hendricks did a lot of commentary) and likes vocal music will love to hear the vocal side of Jazz. (You'll probably recognize some tunes, too.)Want to hear more Jon Hendricks arrangements? Manhattan Transfer is fab!