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Eddie Jefferson – Letter from Home (1962/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Eddie Jefferson – Letter from Home (1962/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/48kHz | Time – 31:22 minutes | 286 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Music Manager

Honeypie present a reissue of Eddie Jefferson’s Letter From Home, originally released on Riverside Records in 1962. Letter From Home was the debut album of jazz vocalist Eddie Jefferson. Often credited as the founder of vocalese, Jefferson wrote memorable lyrics to classic jazz standards including “Parker’s Mood”, “Lady Be Good”, “So What”, “Freedom Jazz Dance,” and others. Eddie Jefferson is backed here by a bunch of jazz heavyweights, all at the top of their game. Among them: tenor sax masters Johnny Griffin and James Moody, trumpeter Clark Terry, pianists Winton Kelly and Joe Zawinul, bassist Sam Jones, and two hyper swinging drummers, Louis Hayes and Osie Johnson. This is an often underrated vocal jazz album, a hidden gem ready to be unearthed.

1. Eddie Jefferson – Letter from Home
2. Eddie Jefferson – Take the “A” Train
3. Eddie Jefferson – Billie’s Bounce
4. Eddie Jefferson – Back in Town
5. Eddie Jefferson – Soft and Furry
6. Eddie Jefferson – A Night in Tunisia
7. Eddie Jefferson – Things Are Getting Better
8. Eddie Jefferson – Keep Walkin’
9. Eddie Jefferson – I Feel So Good
10. Eddie Jefferson – Bless My Soul (Parker’s Mood)


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