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Album

Walk Spirit Talk Spirit

Label: Your Majesty Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: 1. Knarrative Will Set Us Free (Spirit Talk Spirit) McCoy Tyner | GVJ Lyrics 2. All Aboard The Gravy Train (Gravy Train) Lou Donaldson | GVJ lyrics 3. Square Stay Out (No Room For Squares) Hank Mobley | GVJ lyrics 4. Music Around the World (Road Song) West Montgomery | GVJ lyrics 5. Come Fly Away With Me (Fly With The Wind) McCoy Tyner | GVJ lyrics 6. Canteloupe Island Herbie Hancock | Mark Murphy 7. Go Moose The Mooche (Moose The Mooche) Charlie Parker | GVJ lyrics 8. Do the Samba (Jive Samba) Nat Adderly | GVJ lyrics

Album

Next In Line!

Label: Your Majesty Records
Released: 2000
Track listing: Eddie Jefferson sound bite: Opening Night; My Little Suede Shoes; Star Eyes; Nigerian ju ju Highlife; Gingerbread Boy; Freedom Jazz Dance; Bitches Brew.

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George V Johnson, Jr.: Next In Line!

Read "Next In Line!" reviewed by Craig Jolley


A student of the late Eddie Jefferson, Washington, D.C.-based vocalist George V. Johnson takes his cue from Jefferson's later (1970's) sound with a repertoire drawn largely from the contemporaneous Miles Davis book. The versatile Johnson whose resume includes acting, teaching, and producing wrote lyrics (mainly vocalese) for five of the tunes. “Freedom Jazz Dance," the most ...

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George V. Johnson, Jr.: Next In Line!

Read "Next In Line!" reviewed by Jim Santella


Following in the footsteps of Eddie Jefferson, vocalese singer George Johnson brings us a program of familiar bop tunes with original ideas for his solo debut. On the opening track, Jefferson’s voice can be heard introducing Johnson as “one of my students... from Washington DC. Next in line."Information at trentonjazz.com indicates that Johnson got ...

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George V. Johnson, Jr.: Next In Line!

Read "Next In Line!" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Just when you wonder what will happen to the art of vocalese, other than its sustenance by a few artists like Kurt Elling, George V. Johnson, Jr. sneaks onto the scene with his own self-produced CD that begs for attention. And deservedly so. A student of legendary vocalese singer Eddie Jefferson, Johnson for whatever ...

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George V. Johnson, Jr.: Next In Line!

Read "Next In Line!" reviewed by AAJ Staff


George V. Johnson Jr is a talented young jazz vocalist that specializes in a brand of jazz singing popularized most notably by Jon Hendricks and Eddie Jefferson called vocalese. In fact, the title of this CD, Next in Line brings to bear the very words uttered by Eddie Jefferson (heard in the opening seconds of the ...


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