Jon Hendricks And Friends

Jon Hendricks And Friends

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The genius of vocalese, Jon Hendricks' ability to write coherent lyrics to the most complex recorded improvisations was quite notable, as were his contributions to the classic jazz vocal group Lambert, Hendricks & Ross. Hendricks grew up in Toledo, Ohio, singing on local radio. After a period in the military (1942-1946), he studied law but eventually switched to jazz. He spent a period of time playing drums before becoming active as a lyricist and vocalist. In 1952, his "I Want ... Read more

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