Jon Hendricks - Fast Livin' Blues

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Bluesman Jon Hendricks is in Superb Form Here! Featuring such Major Sidemen as Pony Poindexter and Billy Mitchell, this Spirited Album is Essential to Any Audiophile's Collection!

Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes & Pressed at RTI!

Numbered Deluxe Laminated Gatefold Jackets! Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!

 

Jon Hendricks helped to originate vocalese, which is an art form of adding lyrics to existing instrumentals and replacing instruments with vocalists. He is also considered to be one of the best scat performers. Jazz critic and historian Leonard Feather called him the "Poet Laureate of Jazz". Al Jarreau has called him "pound-for-pound the best jazz singer on the planet - maybe that's ever been".

After his service in the Army during World War II, Hendricks attended the University of Toledo as a pre-law major. Just as he was about to enter the graduate law program, his G.I. benefits ran out, which forced him to choose a different career path. Recalling that Charlie Parker had encouraged him to come to New York two years earlier to look him up, Hendricks took him up on his offer and moved there and began his singing career. In 1968, he moved his family to London, England to further his solo career and so his five children could receive a better education.

Musicians:

Jon Hendricks, vocals

Pony Poindexter, soprano & tenor sax

Billy Mitchell, tenor sax

Joe Newman, trumpet

Al Grey, trombone

Gildo Mahones, piano

Stu Martin, drums

Features:

• Numbered Deluxe Laminated Double Gatefold Jackets

• Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!

• Audiophile 180g, 45rpm Vinyl

• Double LP

• Pressed at RTI

• Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes!

Selections:

LP1 - Side A:

1. What Would You Do?

2. Fast Livin' Blues

LP1 - Side B:

1. Saturday Night Fish Fry

2. Do You Call That A Buddy

LP2 - Side C:

1. I'll Die Happy

2. Another Get Together

3. Good Old Lady

LP2 - Side D:

1. Contemporary Blues

2. Stop and Go Blues

3. I Never Get Enough Of You

Additional Information

Record Label ORG - Original Recordings Group
Music Genre Jazz