Vocal Jazz

Vocal Jazz - 1924-1990 Best known singer to emerge from the...

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Consider the difference between a jazz vocalist, and a song stylist. Remember that the vocalists were originally copied by the instrumentalists. Now, it’s the other way around. Vibrato – added at the end of a note to achieve warmth Billie Holiday 1915-1959 Nicknamed “Lady Day” The most influential jazz vocalist since the 1930s. Revered because she made the lyrics come alive. These Foolish Things Strange Fruit Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald 1918-1996 Probably the best non-operatic singer from the 20 th century. Scat Singing’s best known practitioner. A Tisket A Tasket (with Chick Webb) 1930 How High The Moon – example of scat I’m gettin sentimental over you – ballad singing Sarah Vaughn
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Unformatted text preview: 1924-1990 Best known singer to emerge from the bop tradition Much darker and richer tone quality than Billie Holiday They Can’t Take That Away from me (George and Ira Gershwin) Jon Hendricks Freddie Freeloader (from Kind of blue) An example of vocalese Bobby McFerrin Bobby McFerrin Applies contemporary techniques to the voice. Don’t Worry Be Happy Flight of the BumbleBee Hush Little Baby Coyote Shirley Horn 1934-2005 Sings and plays the piano Sings behind the beat Expressive ballad singing Come Dance with Me Diana Krall Like Shirley Horn, she plays piano as well as singing. Peel Me A Grape Cassandra Wilson b. 1955 Contemporary, yet strongly based in tradition I’m Old Fashioned...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course MUS 2000 taught by Professor Nunnery during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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