Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks, and Annie Ross were the members of this premier jazz vocal group. Known for vocalese versions of tunes like "Summertime," "Moanin'" and "Twisted," they paved the way for contemporary groups like Manhattan Transfer, and New York Voices. Ross left the group in 1962 and was replaced by Yolande Bavan. The group split up in 1964, and Lambert died in a hit-and-run accident two years later. Hendricks and Ross continue to perform and record as solo artists.
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Hendricks and Ross Sing the LHR Songbook
Concert Review of Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross Sing The Lambert, Hendricks and Ross Songbook. Orchestra Hall, Detroit, MI October 19th, 2000.
Lambert, Hendricks and Ross
Certainly one of the premier jazz vocal acts of all time, Lambert, Hendricks and Ross revolutionized vocal music during the late '50s and early '60s by turning away from the increasingly crossover slant of the pop world to embrace the sheer musicianship inherent in vocal jazz. Applying the concepts of bop harmonies to swinging vocal music, the trio transformed dozens of instrumental jazz classics into their own songs, taking scat solos and trading off licks and riffs in precisely the same fashion of their favorite improvising musicians.
Vocalese: Lambert, Hendricks & Bavan
After Annie Ross left LHR, Yolande Bavan joined the group, hence the name change.
Vocalese: Lambert, Hendricks and Ross
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