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Eddie Jefferson

Although there were a couple obscure early examples (Bee Palmer in 1929 and Marion Harris in 1934, both performing “Singing the Blues”), Eddie Jefferson is considered the founder, and premier performer of vocalese, the art of taking a recording and writing words to the solos, which Jefferson was practicing as early as 1949.

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Discography

Vocal Ease
Repertoire Records
1999
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The Live-Liest
Repertoire Records
1979
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The Main Man
Repertoire Records
1977
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Still On The Planet
Repertoire Records
1976
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The Jazz Singer
Repertoire Records
1976
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Come Along With Me
Repertoire Records
1969
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