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Book: This is Bop

Chapter: The Voice, the Scat, the Vocalese

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.41239


Although he did not consider himself a great singer, Hendricks was an acknowledged master of the difficult disciplines of scat-singing and vocalese. The scat came easily to him from his childhood harmonic studies with Tatum; the vocalese revealed his extraordinary facility with language.

Chapter Contributors

  • Peter Jones ( - pjones4) 'Jazz singer and journalist'