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Jon Hendricks: A 90th-Birthday Tribute

90th birthday

Singer Jon Hendricks is one of the founding fathers of vocalese--an artist who's vocally swung the music of Count Basie and many other jazz greats, one third of the vocalese supergroup Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross, a composer of lyrics for numerous jazz standards, and an influence on many jazz singers who've come after him. We'll hear Hendricks' very first album as a leader, some of his recordings with Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, some later recordings, and a collaboration with the Manhattan Transfer.

Watch Lambert, Hendricks and Ross sing Jon Hendricks' vocalese version of Sonny Rollins' "Airegin":

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