vocalese


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vocalese

(ˌvəʊkəˈliːz)
n
(Jazz) jazz a style of jazz singing
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A: The original version was very closely based on the film; it was a test run to see if vocalese could work.
Each song is its own feisty tour-de-force of arrangement and style, but the girls continued to stretch their talents with examples of bebop, hiphop and the ornamented vocalese style of jazz singing.
She is noted for her mesmerizing and captivating vocal improvisations and vocalese lyrics to instrumental solos.
He was a six-time Grammy Award nominee who sang with a wide range of techniques, from scatting and vocalese to spoken word.
Several of her contributions, notably "Folks", mesh well with the co-producer's honking horns, fidgety beats and multi-tracked wordless vocalese.
Vocalese is an eccentric, highly stylized art form, employing spoken word, singing, and bop scatting, and can be heard on many recordings during the 1920s-1940s, during which re- or bebop was popular.
This innovation in jazz singing and composing came to be known as vocalese.
He was referring to the 1985 album dedicated to the great Jon Hendricks, whose group Lambert, Hendricks and Ross turned Hauser onto the style of vocalese, which sets lyrics to already established jazz instrumentals.
Kurt Elling defines vocalese as 'the writing and performing of a lyric which has been tailored to fit the lines of an instrumental solo from someone else's record', Elling Study Guide, www.
And this holiday season he's unwrapping a special package--his first holiday album, AI Jarreau Christmas (Rhino), for which he devotes his sophisticated vocalese to a dozen yuletide classics.
For reasons only producer Manfred Eicher could possibly explain, the microphones seem to be deliberately set so as to catch as much of Jarrett's vocalese as possible.
Anita Wardell's last album saw her doing some pretty nifty vocalese on old Blue Note classics and revealing her as one of the best scat-singers in the business as well as a sensitive lyric writer.