Jon Hendricks lyrics

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Posted by Phil ( on August 28, 2002 at 00:25:57:

There's a late 50's recording of Jon with a hip big band doing a tune called "New York" (I believe). Its actually kind of the very first rap album with Jon reciting some great poetry. ANYWAY... for all of you who want written out lyrics, there's a line that goes something like..."It's not about huggin' and kissin' just one word..LISTEN." Use your ears, play it 400 times if you need to, write it down yourself if you have to. This is jazz not western classical duplicated notation. Learn it, yes, but better learn from it and make it yours. Just my opinion.

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