Lambert, Hendricks and Bavan 1963 – Watermelon Man

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“Watermelon Man” (Herbie Hancock, Jon Hendricks, Big Mama Thornton).

Album:”Lambert, Hendricks & Bavan at Newport ’63”.

At Newport ’63 is an album by the jazz vocalese group Lambert, Hendricks & Bavan recorded at the 1963 Newport Jazz Festival. The album features the group who had re-formed in 1963 featuring Dave Lambert and Jon Hendricks, with Yolande Bavan replacing Annie Ross who had left the group in 1962.

The album was reissued in 1999 as part of RCA Victor’s Classic Edition series, which featured improved audio quality and original cover art (Wikipedia).

Personnel:
Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks, Yolande Bavan – vocals
Coleman Hawkins – tenor saxophone
Clark Terry – flugelhorn, trumpet
Gildo Mahones – piano
George Tucker – double bass
Jimmie Smith – drums

Comments

Mr. Najponk says:

Yeah!!!! This is really great performance!!!! Hawk and Clark Terry forever!!!!

Philip Foster says:

Have wanted this track to be available for years. Found it while searching for something for Coleman Hawkins' birthday today. Thanks for the great post.

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