Vocalese: More Lambert, Hendricks and Ross (with Ocie Smith)
Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross, Ocie Smith, Count Basie and His Orchestra, live in Paris, July 20, 1961. Count Basie (p), Thad Jones, George Cohn, Lenny Johnson, Snooky Young (tp), Henry Coker, Benny Powell, Quentin Jackson (tb), Marshall Royal, Frank Wess, Frank Foster, Charles Fowlkes, Albert "Bud" Johnson (sax), Freddie Green (g), Eddie Jones (b) and Sonny Payne (ds). "Everyday" was recorded by Lambert, Hendricks and Ross on Sing a Song of Basie (1957), leading off the album and followed by "It's Sand, Man." For the earlier LH&R post (with a different performance of "Everyday"), go to "Archive>February 2007."Creed Taylor, producer of Sing a Song of Basie, commented: "Irv Greenbaum and I recorded this entire project on a 1/4” 15 IPS analogue monotape. Dave Lambert’s arrangements for voices, i.e. “instruments,” were recorded (overdubbed) one track at a time. The trumpet parts were sung by Annie Ross. The trombones and saxes were Dave and Jon. Annie, Dave or Jon performed the solos. We recorded and mixed each track as we proceeded to build the finished recording. Once completed, there was no turning back to remix the project. The technology that was to come was not available."
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