Arkansas-born bebop jazz vocalist, pianist and lyricist, noted for his vocalese lyrics to Charlie Parker's "Yardbird Suite."
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Official site biography mentions his vocals with Miles Davis as well as work with Dave Frishberg, Blossom Dearie, and the "Schoolhouse Rock" TV series. With links to interviews and articles as well as calendar of appearances.
AMG: Bob Dorough
Artist biography from All Music Guide.
Review of "Too Much Coffee Man" on Blue Note. Dorough is one of the standard bearers of the concept of "heart and soul" in jazz vocals. Referred to as a "hipster saint", though close to eighty, "he still kicks it like he's twenty-five".
A Hillbilly Bebopper on a Geezer Pass
CutureKiosque JazzNet interview from the "Sons of Miles" series by Mike Zwerin. (April 22, 1999)
NPR : Jazz Musician Bob Dorough
Audio of Terry Gross interview for her "Fresh Air" program, as re-broadcast October 20, 2000. (May 09, 1996)
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