Jefferson, Eddie – “Letter From Home ” – [Riverside]
Ernie Wilkins??? arrangements show off the many fine instrumentalists in these classic jazz vocals recorded in the early 1960???s. Jefferson???s fine singing reflects his background as a horn player.
About Eddie Jefferson:
??? Credited with inventing ???vocalese???, a style of jazz singing where lyrics are put to songs that were originally all-instrumental. Uses words rather than nonsense syllables, like scat.
??? Was shot and killed in 1979 as he left Baker???s Lounge in Detroit.
you heard it 11 times on kfjc! most recently:
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