Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Jon Hendricks (1921–2017)

The singer and lyricist Jon Hendricks has died at the age of ninety-six. The New York Times has an obituary. The Lambert, Hendricks & Ross album Sing a Song of Basie (1957) is one of my earliest musical memories. It begins: “Dig Count Basie blow Joe’s blues away.”

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Anonymous said...

Bandleader and trumpeter Don Ellis had a fatal heart attack right after he and his parents returned home from a Jon Hendricks show. Late 70s, and Ellis was quite young.