Lambert, Hendricks & Ross:The Hottest New Group In 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 as their favorite improvising musicians.
Vocal arranger Dave Lambert wrote dense clusters of vocal lines for each voice that, while only distantly related, came together splendidly. Jon Hendricks wrote clever, witty lyrics to jazz standards like “Summertime,” “Moanin’,” and “Twisted,” and Annie Ross proved to be one of the strongest, most dexterous female voices in the history of jazz vocals. Together Lambert, Hendricks & Ross paved the way for vocal groups like Manhattan Transfer while earning respect from vocalists and jazz musicians alike.
Personnel: Trumpet: Harry Edison, Drums: Jimmy Wormworth,
Bass: Ike Isaacs, Piano: Gildo Mahones Vocals: Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Side A : 1. Charleston Alley 2. Moanin’ 3. Twisted 4. Bijou 5. Cloudburst
Side B: 1. Centerpiece 2. Gimme That Wine 3. Sermonette 4. Summertime
5. Everybody’s Bopping
Cat No: PPAN CL1403
Format: 180 gram LPx1 standard sleeve
released September 2012
Re-mastering by: Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London