King Pleasure And Annie Ross King Pleasure Sings And Annie Ross Sings on LP
These are the seminal sessions in vocalese which spawned a whole host of singers - including Manhattan Transfer - working in this style today. Taking Eddie Jefferson's lead, King Pleasure developed his own style and material in the idiom. Noteworthy is the participation of Jon Hendricks as singer and co-lyricist on "Don't Get Scared," Pleasure's version of a Swedish recording by Stan Getz. Following in the wake of Jefferson and Pleasure was Annie Ross, later to team up with Hendricks and Dave Lambert. She does for Wardell Gray what Jefferson and Pleasure had done for James Moody and Lester Young. This pleasant 12-track set includes the original recording of "Twisted" as well as Pleasure evergreens "Parker's Mood" and "Red Top."