MUS 2000 Vocal_Jazz

MUS 2000 Vocal_Jazz - tradition • Much darker and richer...

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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
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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
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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
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Sarah Vaughn 1924-1990 Best known singer to emerge from the bop
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Unformatted text preview: 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 10/07/2011 for the course MUS 2000 taught by Professor Nunnery during the Fall '08 term at LSU.

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