Eddie Jefferson’s first career was as a tap dancer but in the bebop era he discovered his skill as a vocalese lyricist and singer. He wrote lyrics to Charlie Parker’s version of “Parker’s Mood” and Lester Young’s “I Cover the Waterfront” early on, and he is responsible for “Moody’s Mood for Love” (based on James Moody’s alto solo on “I’m in the Mood for Love”).
Eddie Jefferson. Edward „Eddie“ Jefferson (* 3. August 1918 in Pittsburgh; † 9. Mai 1979 in Detroit) war ein US-amerikanischer Jazz -Sänger, der als Begründer des Vocalese -Stils gilt, sowie Liedtexter .
Eddie Jefferson, one of the great jazz singers and an important pioneer of vocalese, is heard in peak form on this Evidence CD which reissues an Inner City LP and adds six previously unissued selections to the program.
Bitches Brew EDDIE JEFFERSON 8:52 Things Are Getting Better EDDIE JEFFERSON 3:28 Freedom Jazz Dance - Eddie Jefferson 4:05 A Night in Tunisia EDDIE JEFFERSON 3:25 Trane's Blues EDDIE JEFFERSON 4:52 I Just Got Back In Town 4:34 Billie's Bounce 4:11 Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) 4:17 Lists Add to List Add to List Contributors
Singer Eddie Jefferson's first album in five years finds him doing his best to keep up with the times. Somehow he manages to sing Miles Davis' "Bitches Brew" (a nearly impossible melody to make much out of) and he also performs "Freedom Jazz Dance" and "Trane's Blues" in addition to more boppish material (including an exuberant "Things Are Getting Better," "Night In Tunisia" and "Billie's ...
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Eddie Jefferson had not been on record in quite a few years when he recorded this excellent set (reissued on CD) for Prestige. A few of the songs ("Mercy, Mercy, Mercy," "Psychedelic Sally" and "See If You Can Git to That") were attempts to update the singer's style in the mod idiom of the late '60s but the most memorable selections are "So What" (on which Jefferson recreates Miles Davis's ...
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