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Mon August 20, 2007
Many Sounds of Jazz - Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross
By Brian Clardy
Murray, KY – Vocalese is a style of jazz singing in which lyrics are written in place of a composition originally intended for musical instruments. Today, vocalese is popular with fans of artists like Kurt Elling and The Manhattan Transfer, but a jazz trio from the 50s popularized the style. Dr. Brian Clardy tells us why Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross stand out amongst the many sounds of jazz.
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