Recorded by GLORIA COOPER on YOU KNOW WHO by Bertha Hope
GAC Music 1001 / March 25, 1999
Leadsheets for 76 Jazz Vocals
Fantastic additions to jazz vocal repertory
A unique songbook with music and lyrics by some of the world's finest jazz composers and performers.
- Easy-to-read leadsheet format
- Performance and interpretation tips
- Vocal and instrumental discography
- Brief biographies
- Special lyrics only section
- Cross-referenced indexes
The audio sample shown above is just one of many great titles. See the contents.
NEW! Complete audio tracks of some of the songs--with no-vocal tracks, so you can rehearse the song with a rhythm section--are now available at jazzleadsheets.com.
Sing JAZZ! contains many selections that were originally instrumental compositions; here they appear as songs with lyrics. With its unique emphasis on selections drawn from the astonishingly rich world of instrumental jazz, Sing JAZZ! opens up a completely new range of repertoire for the vocalist.
The table of contents shows both the lyricized title ("One Fine Day" by Ray Bryant and Lyricist L. Aziza Miller) and the original "instrumentally known as" title (Ray Bryant's "Cubano Chant"). You may not recognize the title "Beloved," music by Clifford Brown and lyric by Meredith d'Ambrosio; however, the classic instrumental "Daahoud" should be familiar to most. A separate index by instrumental title is included. Sing JAZZ! thus provides an opportunity to explore classic jazz material in a new way.
A helpful hints section includes detailed information on notation, style and form, as well as insights into performance techniques. The lyrics are shown under the music and are also presented separately, in a "lyrics alone" section, allowing careful and thorough interpretation of the prose. Brief biographies of the composers provide a historical context. Several indexes (by composer, lyricist, original instrumental title, and tempo/style) allow easy access to the material.
For a list of all titles, email firstname.lastname@example.org and put Sing Jazz titles in the subject line.
Music by Rob Bargad, Pamela Baskin-Watson, Walter Bolden, Ruby Braff, Clifford Brown, Donald Brown, Oscar Brown Jr., Ray Bryant, Jon Burr, Sara Cassey, Paul Chambers, Michael Cochrane, Al Cohn, Meredith d'Ambrosio, Tadd Dameron, Walter Davis Jr., Kenny Dorham, George Duvivier, Curtis Fuller, Matthew Gee, Rodgers Grant, Wardell Gray, Al Grey, Johnny Griffin, Gigi Gryce, Fletcher Henderson, Eddie Higgins, Lonnie Hillyer, Bertha Hope, Elmo Hope, Sheila Jordan, Jonny King, Harold Land, Melba Liston, Curtis Lundy, Ronnie Mathews, Tom McIntosh, Sergio Mihanovich, Hank Mobley, Grachan Moncur III, J.R. Monterose, Ralph Moore, Kirk Nurock, John Oddo, Fritz Pauer, Cecil Payne, Bobby Porcelli, Julian Priester, Freddie Redd, Rene Rosnes, Charlie Rouse, Milton Sealey, Norman Simmons, Lucky Thompson, Bobby Timmons, Tommy Turrentine, Mal Waldron, Cedar Walton, Robert Watson, Chuck Wayne, Scott Whitfield, James Williams
Dr. Gloria Cooper, editor of Sing JAZZ!, is a vocal performer, recording artist, pianist and vocal instructor. She is currently affiliated with Long Island University.
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