Posted by Lisa Ryan-McLaughlin (188.8.131.52) on June 04, 2002 at 19:05:19:
Since I was 12 years old, and heard my first LHR album I have had a love of harmony and jazz, and that is simply why I became a jazz singer. Now that I am in my fifties and after a long career (still going) and undertaking my masters who else but the 'greatest vocal group ever' would I choose to write on. I was amazed to find an incredible lack of literature devoted to Jon Hendricks and the group. Can anyone advise on any defining books, aside from Will Friedwald: Jazz singing. Thanks,
To Jon, you are simply my hero and my musical inspiration, you made me realize scat was a communicating tool and vocalese was the perfect way to pay tribute to the great solos and express your own musical thoughts, but how do you get those unbelievable lyrics? Does the writing process happen easily or did you work long hours with solos such as Cloudburst and Charleston Alley?
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