The Early Years: 1954-59

Format: CD
Release Date: 8/9/2019
Label: Acrobat
Style(s): Vocal
Availability: Low Stock

Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross revolutionised the world of vocal jazz in the 1950s with their unique musical and lyrical techniques that combined bop harmonies with complex lyrical settings along with scat and vocalese, the latter building on the styles of Slim Gaillard and Ella Fitzgerald, to create a unique sound that laid the groundwork for later groups like Manhattan Transfer. Blending the talents of Lambert as arranger, Henricks as lyricist and Ross as a lithe and dexterous jazz voice, the trio recorded a series of ground-breaking albums which drew admiration from jazz musicians and attracted an army of fans. This great-value 43-track 2-CD set comprises all the titles from the albums Sing a Song of Basie, Sing Along with Basie, on which they are joined by vocalist Joe Williams as well as Count Basie's Orchestra, The Swingers, on which tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims leads the accompanying jazz quintet, and The Hottest New Group in Jazz, where they are accompanied by the Ike Isaacs Trio. In addition, it includes Lambert & Hendricks first recording under their own name Four Brothers and a 'live' track from the 1959 Playboy Jazz Festival. It admirably showcases the breath-taking complexity of their style across the recordings on which they developed their unique approach and which established their reputation.

1. Four Brothers
2. It's Sand, Man
3. Little Pony
4. Blues Backstage
5. Down for the Count
6. Avenue "C"
7. Down for Double
8. Fiesta in Blue
9. Two for the Blues
10. Everyday (I Have the Blues)
11. One O' Clock Jump
12. Goin' to Chicago
13. Tickle Toe
14. Swingin' the Blues
15. Lil' Darlin'
16. Let Me See
17. Every Tub
18. The Spirit Feel
19. Shorty George
20. Rusty Dusty Blues
21. Jumpin' at the Woodside
22. The King
23. Love Makes the World Go Round
24. Dark Cloud
25. Now's the Time
26. Jackie
27. Where
28. Little Niles
29. Four
30. Swingin' Till the Girls Come Home
31. Babe's Blues
32. Airegin
33. Centerpiece
34. Moanin'
35. Charleston Alley
36. Twisted
37. Cloudburst
38. Doodlin'
39. Gimme That Wine
40. Bijou
41. Sermonette
42. Summertime
43. Everybody's Boppin'
Album Details
Disc Count: 2
Total Length: 00:00
UPC: 824046330729