Sunday, December 23, 2007

Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - The Hottest New Group in Jazz

Disc 1
Disc 2

1 Charleston Alley Henderson, Hendricks ... 3:21
2 Moanin' Timmons 2:37
3 Twisted Gray, Ross 2:19
4 Bijou Burns, Hendricks 3:19
5 Cloudburst Harris, Kirkland 2:18
6 Centerpiece Edison, Hendricks 2:29
7 Gimme That Wine Hendricks 3:00
8 Sermonette Adderley, Hendricks 3:50
9 Summertime Gershwin, Gershwin, Heyward 1:46
10 Everybody's Boppin' Hendricks 4:13
11 Cotton Tail Ellington 2:58
12 All Too Soon Ellington, Sigman 3:29
13 Happy Anatomy Ellington 1:20
14 Rocks in My Bed Ellington 3:11
15 Main Stem Ellington 2:56
16 I Don't Know What Kind of Blues I Got Ellington 3:31
17 Things Ain't What They Used to Be Ellington, Persons 2:50
18 Midnight Indigo Ellington 2:35
19 What Am I Here For? Ellington, Laine 3:01
20 In a Mellow Tone Ellington, Gabler 3:31
21 Caravan Ellington, Mills, Tizol 2:34
22 Come on Home Silver 5:30
23 The New ABC Lambert 3:08
24 Farmer's Market Farmer, Ross 2:34
25 Cookin' at the Continental Hendricks, Silver 3:08
26 With Malice Toward None Hendricks, McIntosh 2:51
27 Hi-Fly Weston 3:47
28 Home Cookin' Silver 4:27
29 Halloween Spooks Lambert 2:19
30 Popity Pop Gaillard 4:49
31 Blue Mahones 3:51
32 Mr. P.C. Coltrane 3:20
33 Walkin' [#] Carpenter 2:17
34 This Here [*] Hendricks, Timmons 4:10
35 Swingin' Till the Girls Come Home [*] Pettiford 5:22
36 Twist City [#] Gee 2:25
37 Just a Little Bit of Twist [#] Covay 2:24
38 A Night in Tunisia [*] Gillespie, Paparelli 2:45
39 A Night in Tunisia [#] Gillespie, Paparelli 2:44

Review by Scott Yanow
The immortal vocal jazz group Lambert, Hendricks & Ross recorded five albums during its career: one apiece for Impulse! and World Pacific and three for Columbia. This two-CD set has all of the music from LH&R's Columbia dates (The Hottest Group in Jazz, Sing Ellington, and High Flying), plus four previously unissued and three very obscure selections. Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks, and Annie Ross were all very talented jazz singers as individuals, and were masters of vocalese. Virtually every one of their performances was special and, in the long run, influential. With assistance from the Gildo Mahones Trio, trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison (on the earliest album), and altoist Pony Poindexter (during the seven bonus tracks), the vocal group is heard in memorable form throughout the two-fer. Among the many highlights are "Twisted," "Cloudburst," Hendricks' hilarious "Gimme That Wine," "Everybody's Boppin'," "Cotton Tail," "All Too Soon," "Main Stem," "Farmer's Market," "Cookin' at the Continental," "Halloween Spooks," and "Popity Pop." Essential music for all serious jazz collections.
P.S. This is a Small Tribute to My Best Friend in Whole SPb - Kira M.! Hold on My Friend! :)



Blogger it was the blue that got me said...

Oh man, thanks! I have been looking for an album of theirs. Haven't heard this one in awhile... Will be enjoying it this morning!

10:21 AM  
Blogger humppazoid said...

:) is it possible to compare them with m.transfer?

6:39 AM  
Blogger solomon fagan said...

LHR blows MT away in my opinion

In fact I was turned off of vocalese because I heard MT first and thought that's what it all sounded like

It has primarily to do with the quality of the voices - and also Lambert arrangements and Hendrick's classic lyrics

Thanks a ton for the great posts!

2:57 PM  

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