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Jon Hendricks

voc, *1921 US, Newark, Ohio
Singer / Composer of Jazz
A.k.a. John Carl Hendricks

Jon Hendricks (born September 16, 1921) is an American jazz lyricist and singer. He is considered one of the originators of vocalese, which adds lyrics to existing instrumental songs and replaces many instruments with vocalists (such as the big-band arrangements of Duke Ellington and Count Basie). Furthermore, he is considered one of the best practitioners of scat singing, which involves vocal jazz soloing. For his work as a lyricist, jazz critic and historian Leonard Feather called him the "Poet Laureate of Jazz", while Time dubbed him the "James Joyce of Jive". Al Jarreau has called him "pound-for-pound the best jazz singer on the planet—maybe that's ever been".

  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • Pop
  • World
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
The Duck - O Pato on Salud! Joao Gilberto, Originator Of The Bossa Nova by Jon Hendricks
Fas' Livin' Blues on Freddie Freeloader by Jon Hendricks
Jive Samba on Salud! Joao Gilberto, Originator Of The Bossa Nova by Jon Hendricks
Another Night In Tunisia on Spontaneous Inventions by Bobby McFerrin
No More Blues on Antonio Carlos Jobim And Friends by Various Artists
Freddie Freeloader on Freddie Freeloader by Jon Hendricks
Pretty Strange - 2006 Digital Remaster on A Good Git-Together by Jon Hendricks
Minor Catastrophe - 2006 Digital Remaster on A Good Git-Together by Jon Hendricks
Social Call - 2006 Digital Remaster on A Good Git-Together by Jon Hendricks
I'll Die Happy - 2006 Digital Remaster on A Good Git-Together by Jon Hendricks

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
A Good Git-TogetherJon Hendricks2015Album
A Good Git-TogetherJon Hendricks2015Album
Te Caliente / I'll Bet You Thought I'd Never Find YouPatsy Gallant / Jon Hendricks2010Single
A Good Git-TogetherWes Montgomery All-Stars Featuring Jon Hendricks, Pony Poindexter, Cannonball Adderley2004Compil.
Cast Your FateLarry Vuckovich Featuring Jon Hendricks2003Album
Live At The Blue Note-Triple PlayLionel Hampton, Jon Hendricks, Stéphane Grappelli1998Compil.
Riding High Plus Jazz Symphonies Solo Brothers & Professor JiveFreddie Hubbard And Friends: Clark Terry, Jon Hendricks, Jon Faddis, Kenny Burrell, Sonny Fortune, Joe Beck1989Album
Cast Your FateLarry Vuckovich With Jon Hendricks1984Album
CloudburstJon Hendricks1982Album
Europa JazzDuke Ellington, Harry James, Herb Pomeroy, Jon Hendricks1981Compil.
Giants Of Jazz - Volume OneLionel Hampton, Buddy Rich, Gerry Mulligan, Jon Hendricks1977Compil.
Tell Me The TruthJon Hendricks1975Album
New York, N.Y. And Jazz In The Space AgeGeorge Russell Orchestra Featuring Bill Evans & Jon Hendricks1973Compil.
Times Of LoveJon Hendricks1972Album
I Got SoulJon Hendricks1971Single
Jon Hendricks LiveJon Hendricks1970Album
No MoreJon Hendricks1968Single
Fire In The City / Sons And DaughtersJon Hendricks1966Single
Recorded In Person At The TridentJon Hendricks1965Album
Watermelon Man / Jive SambaJon Hendricks1963Single
¡Salud! João GilbertoJon Hendricks1963Album
Fast Livin' BluesJon Hendricks1962Album
Evolution Of The Blues SongJon Hendricks1960Album
Sing Along With BasieJoe Williams, Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross Plus Count Basie Orchestra1959Album
A Good Git-TogetherJon Hendricks1959Album
Evolution Of The Blues SongJon Hendricks1959Album
A Good Git-Together / Everything Started In The House Of The LordJon Hendricks, Pony Poindexter, The Montgomery Brothers1959Single
Cloudburst / Four BrothersJon Hendricks And Dave Lambert Singers1955Single
Don't Get Scared / Funk JunctionKing Pleasure Sings With Jon Hendricks / The Quincy Jones Big Band1955Single
Sing Song With BasieCount Basie OrchestraSingle
Sing Along With Basie - Vol 2Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks, Joe Williams, Annie Ross Plus The Count Basie OrchestraSingle
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