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Vocal Ease


Download links and information about Vocal Ease by Eddie Jefferson. This album was released in 1999 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Bop genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 01:00:40 minutes.

Artist: Eddie Jefferson
Release date: 1999
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Bop
Tracks: 12
Duration: 01:00:40
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No. Title Length
1. Freedom Jazz Dance 4:02
2. Zap! Carnivorous 6:23
3. So What 2:49
4. I Got the Blues 5:36
5. Bitches Brew 8:51
6. Night In Tunisia 3:16
7. Keep Walkin' 5:42
8. Ornithology 8:20
9. Thank You (Fallettineme Be Mice Elf Agin) 4:16
10. I Just Got Back In Town 4:33
11. Sherry 3:23
12. Things Are Getting Better 3:29



Vocal Ease is a compilation culled from three of Eddie Jefferson's '70s titles: Things Are Getting Better, Still on the Planet, and The Live-Liest. It features the late vocalese master toward the end of his career, sounding fantastic and making bold repertoire choices. The biggest surprise by far is Miles Davis's "Bitches Brew." To hear Davis's heady abstractions put to words is quite remarkable, even if the track pales in comparison to the original. Jefferson also tackles Sly Stone's "Thank You (Fallettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)," using it as an opportunity to say "thank you" to a pantheon of jazz greats. He delves deep into Adderley-style '70s soul-jazz with "Zap! Carnivorous," "Things Are Getting Better," and "I Got the Blues," a Fat Albert-like riff based on Lester Young's "Lester Leaps In." On the more straight-ahead front, there's Davis's "So What" (played quite fast), Dizzy Gillespie's "Night in Tunisia," and Charlie Parker's "Ornithology" and "Billie's Bounce." Jefferson sounds great, filtering bebop through a hip '70s lens and making clear his influence on younger singers like Miles Griffith and George V. Johnson, Jr. Instrumental highlights are provided by great players such as Richie Cole on alto sax, Mickey Tucker on keyboards, and Eddie Gladden on drums. ~ David R. Adler, Rovi