Lambert, Hendricks & Ross The Hottest New Group In Jazz (2-CD)
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Format: CD (2 Discs)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: November 5, 1996
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: Sony
Down Beat - 6/97, pp.48-493.5 stars (out of 5) - "...even today the sheer vocal athletics involved are astounding..."
JazzTimes - 3/97, p.109"This two-CD package dates back more than 30 years, but it has lost little of its hipness during that time. If anything...[it] should win new fans to the art of vocalese..."
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.Charleston Alley
- 7.Gimme That Wine
- 10.Everybody's Boppin'
- 12.All Too Soon
- 13.Happy Anatomy
- 14.Rocks In My Bed
- 15.Main Stem
- 16.I Don't Know What Kind Of Blues I've Got
- 17.Things Ain't What They Used To Be
- 18.Midnight Indigo
- 19.What Am I Here For?
- 20.In A Mellow Tone
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.Come On Home
- 2.The New ABC
- 3.Farmer's Market
- 4.Cookin' At The Continental
- 5.With Malice Toward None
- 7.Home Cookin'
- 8.Halloween Spooks
- 9.Popity Pop
- 11.Mr. P.C.
- 13.This Here (Dis Hyunh)
- 14.Swingin' Til The Girls Come Home
- 15.Twist City
- 16.Just A Little Bit Of Twist
- 17.A Night In Tunisia
- 18.A Night In Tunisia (Alternate Version)
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
THE HOTTEST NEW GROUP IN JAZZ contains 3 LPs that Lambert, Hendricks & Ross made for Columbia records: THE HOTTEST NEW GROUP IN JAZZ; LHR SING ELLINGTON; and HIGH FLYING.
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross: Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross (vocals);
Additional personnel: Pony Poindexter (alto saxophone); Harry "Sweets" Edison (trumpet); Gildo Mahones (piano); Ike Isaacs, Ron Carter, W. Yancey (bass); Walter Bolden, Jimmy Wormsworth, Stu Martin (drums).
Includes liner notes by Will Friedwald.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
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. ~ Scott Yanow
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