There I Go, There I Go

Vocalese is one of the lesser-known tributaries of jazz - the setting and singing of original words to improvised jazz solos - but it has led to some spectacular vocal performances.



In the first of two programmes, Brian Morton explores the repertoire with some of the original creators of the style - Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross, Georgie Fame, Tim Hauser and Dan Morgenstern.

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In the concluding part of his exploration of vocalese, Brian Morton talks to James Moody, Mark Murphy, Tim Hauser, John Hendricks and Georgie Fame about the musical style which, after its initial impact, has gone on to be a part of many singers' repertoire and even influenced rock singers.