Eddie Jefferson

    Eddie Jefferson

    • Eddie Jefferson
    Eddie Jefferson

    Eddie Jefferson

    • Eddie Jefferson

    Eddie Jefferson

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        The founder of vocalese (putting recorded solos to words), Eddie Jefferson did not have a great voice, but he was one of the top jazz singers, getting the maximum out of what he had. He started out working as a tap dancer, but by the late '40s was singing and writing lyrics. A live session from 1949 (released on Spotlite) finds him pioneering vocalese by singing his lyrics to "Parker's Mood" and Lester Young's solo on "I Cover the Waterfront." However, his classic lyrics to "Moo... Read more

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