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Birdland

Music by Joe Zawinul

Originally Performed by Lambert, Hendricks and Ross

"Birdland" is a jazz song written by Joe Zawinul of the band Weather Report as a tribute to the Birdland nightclub in New York City. This was the club where Zawinul heard Count Basie, and where Zawinul met his wife, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Miles Davis. The Manhattan Transfer won a Grammy Award with their version of the song, which had lyrics by Jon Hendricks.

    Release Date: 1977
Awards
1980 - Grammy Winner - Best Jazz Fusion Performance, Vocal


Birdland

Birdland

Lambert, Hendricks and Ross

Here is the quintessential jazz classic by Josef Zawinul with lyrics by the incomparable Jon Hendricks in a funky fusion setting by noted arranger Paris Rutherford. A perfect showcase for vocal jazz groups!


Birdland

Birdland

The Manhattan Transfer

Here is the quintessential jazz classic by Josef Zawinul with lyrics by the incomparable Jon Hendricks in a funky fusion setting by noted arranger Paris Rutherford. Previously only available for mixed ensembles now a perfect showcase for your women's vocal jazz group.



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Lambert, Hendricks and Ross : Vocal Jazz Arrangements : SATB : Sheet Music

Lambert, Hendricks and Ross : Vocal Jazz Arrangements

Lambert Hendricks & Ross mastered the art of vocal bebop and the Jon Hendricks classic "Everybody's Boppin'" proves the point with its frantic tempo and the fast swing groove underneath. A vocal jazz tour-de-force! "Birdland" is a quintessential jazz classic with lyrics by the incomparable Jon Hendricks in a funky fusion setting by noted arranger Paris Rutherford. A perfect showcase for vocal jazz groups! Darmon Meader's arrangement of "Charleston Alley" pays tribute to Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, as well as Charlie Barnet, while expanding the voicings, and also placing the song in a much more "SATB-friendly" key. This arrangement is a great introduction to the classic vocalese style of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, and will work well for most medium to advanced vocal jazz groups.

Songlist: Charleston Alley, Birdland, Everybody's Boppin', Desafinado (Slightly Out of Tune)

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Voicing: SATB | Performed by Lambert, Hendricks and Ross | 6736b | Sheet Music | $8.45


Various Arrangers : Popular Jazz Standards for Younger Voices,  Vol 2 : SAB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Popular Jazz Standards for Younger Voices, Vol 2

"Birdland" - A jazz classic written by keyboardist Joe Zawinul with lyrics by Jon Hendricks now arranged for younger choirs. A perfect showcase for your beginning vocal jazz group! "Java Jive" - It's America's favorite beverage! This great standard from the '40s regained the spotlight in the Manhattan Transfer version from 1975. This well-crafted Discovery Series arrangement will showcase your young singers at their swingin' best! "Beyond the Sea" - Here is a swing treatment of the contemporary pop standard most famously recorded in a big band swing style by Bobby Darin in 1959. Great for learning vocal jazz technique. "Tuxedo Junction" - From Glenn Miller to The Manhattan Transfer, this Discovery Series arrangement gives you an authentic setting for your younger choirs! Featuring the jazzy lead line supported by the ba-bop chorus and a written scat section, your singers will groove to this accessible chart! "Basin Street Blues" - Recorded by American jazz legend, Louis Armstrong, here is a great teaching tool for introducing blues styles to your younger choirs.

Songlist: Birdland, Java Jive, Beyond the Sea, Tuxedo Junction, Basin Street Blues

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Voicing: SAB | 2803b | Sheet Music | $9.75 | With Piano


Manhattan Transfer : Manhattan Transfer Songbook : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999574708 : 0793520819 : 00357470

Manhattan Transfer : Manhattan Transfer Songbook

Formed in New York in 1969, vocal quartet Manhattan Transfer was the first group to receive Grammy Awards in both the pop and jazz categories in the same year. This special second-edition songbook features their best-known songs performed in concert and on records, from Birdland to their show closer A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square. 25 songs in all, including: Body and Soul, The Boy from New York City, Chanson D'Amour, Java Jive, Love for Sale, Operator, Poinciana, Route 66, Tuxedo Junction, You Can Depend on Me and more.

Songlist: Birdland , Blue Champagne , Body and Soul, Boy From New York City (piano/vocal/guitar), Candy , Chanson D'Amour , Four Brothers , A Gal In Calico , Gloria , Java Jive , Love For Sale , A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square, On A Little Street In Singapore, Operator, Poinciana, Popsicle Toes , Route 66 , S.O.S. , Scotch and Soda , That Cat Is High , Trickle, Trickle , Tuxedo Junction, Twilight Tone , You Can Depend On Me

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Manhattan Transfer | 4405b | Songbook | $14.95


Various Arrangers : The REAL Book for Vocalists - Vol. 1 for High Voice : Solo : Songbook : 884088198916 : 1423451228 : 00240307

Various Arrangers : The REAL Book for Vocalists - Vol. 1 for High Voice

The Real Vocal Book has many of the selections from volumes 1 and 2 of the instrumental Real Books, but now with the lyrics added to the pre-existing melody line. Nearly 300 essential songs compiled especially for singers.

Songlist: Agua De Beber, Alfie, Alice In Wonderland, All Alone (Left Alone), (All Of A Sudden) My Heart Sings, All Of Me, All Of You, All The Things You Are, Alright, Okay, You Win, Always, Angel Eyes, April In Paris, Are You Havin' Any Fun?, Autumn In New York, Autumn Leaves, Avalon, Azure, Baby, It's Cold Outside, Baltimore Oriole, Basin Street Blues, Bewitched, Beyond The Sea, Billie's Blues, Billie's Bounce, Birdland, The Birth of the Blues, Blame It on My Youth, Blue Skies, Bluesette, Body And Soul, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5186b | Songbook | $29.95


Various Composers : The Ultimate Jazz Fake Book - C Edition : Solo : Songbook : 073999400793 : 0881889792 : 00240079

Various Composers : The Ultimate Jazz Fake Book - C Edition

This must-own collection includes 635 songs spanning all jazz styles from more than 9 decades - from traditional to swing to modern jazz, carefully chosen chords with common practice chord substitutions, lyrics to accomodate vocalists, easy-to-read music, and composer and performer indexes.

Songlist: AC-DC Current, Across The Alley From The Alamo, After Hours, After You've Gone, Afternoon In Paris, Ah-Leu-Cha, Ain't Misbehavin', Air Mail Special, Airegin, All About Ronnie, All Blues, All Of Me, All Of You, All Or Nothing At All, All The Things You Are, Along Came Betty, Alright, Okay, You Win, Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy), Amazing Grace, Among My Souvenirs, And All That Jazz, Angel Eyes, Another Hairdo, Apple Core, Apple Honey, Aren't You Glad You're You, As Catch Can, Au Privave, Autumn Leaves, Baby, Won't You Please Come Home, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5241b | Songbook | $44.95


Buddhas : Nightlife : 00  1 CD

Buddhas : Nightlife

Germany and Switzerland have a vibrant and prolific a cappella scene. From Denzlingen, Germany come the Buddhas, an all-male quintet with a contemporary sound. Covering material from Elvis Costello's "Accidents Will Happen" to Stevie Winwood's "Roll With It," with several originals to sweeten the pot, the group's arrangements and production are honest and immediate. Twelve of the thirteen tracks were recorded live, and indeed the performances are rife with energy and enthusiasm. The Buddhas' greatest asset is the quality of the individual voices; the lead vocals are consistently strong. The Buddah's own "Seven Acres," with it's smoky depth, is particularly memorable, but "29 Ways" and "Whirlpool" go for the jugular as well. The group gets down and rocks through the Doobie Bros. "Long Train Runnin'," with squealing guitars and bass propulsion.

Songlist: I Can't Stand The Rain, Birdland, Alone With You, Accidents Will Happen, 29 Ways, Whirlpool, Alright OK, Easy Like Sunday Morning, Roll With It, Seven Acres, Long Train Running , So Funny, Here Comes The Storm

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2147c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Manhattan Transfer : Only The Best of the Manhattan Transfer : 00  3 CDs : 1181

Manhattan Transfer : Only The Best of the Manhattan Transfer

A collection of both live and studio recordings covering the quartet's early years and all their classic hits with 40 songs in all.

Songlist: Boy From New York City, Java Jive, Gloria, Helpless, Tuxedo Junction, Twilight Zone / Twilight Tone, Ray's Rockhouse, Mystery, Smile Again, Birdland, Four Brothers, Rambo, Meet Benny Bailey, Airegin, To You, Sing Joy Spring, Move, That's Killer Joe, The Duke Of Dubuque, Gloria, On The Boulevard, Shaker Song, Ray's Rockhouse, Birdland, Route 66, Jeannine, Malaise En Malaisie, Trickle Trickle, Boy From New York City, This Independence, and more

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Performed by Manhattan Transfer | 3090c | 3 CDs | $29.95 | Some a cappella


Manhattan Transfer : Extensions : 00  1 CD : 19258

Manhattan Transfer : Extensions

1979 recording and the first with singer Cheryl Bentyne, who replaced Laurel Masse. Contains "Twilight Tone/Twilight Zone," the group's first U.S. hit-basically a disco number that borrows from the television theme song of the same name. "Birdland," the Weather Report orginal that, with the addition of lyrics by Jon Hendricks, became a staple of Manhattan Transfer's repetoire and one of their most popular songs-and their first Grammy winner. "Body and Soul" is the Phil Mattson arrangement, and "Foreign Affair" was arranged by Gene Puerling (sung a cappella) and conducted by Clare Fischer! (Can't beat the talent! ) "Nothing You Can Do About It" has a catchy refrain and piano motive that won't let go.

Songlist: Birdland, Wacky Dust, Nothin' You Can Do About It, Coo Coo U, Body And Soul, Twilight Zone, Trickle Trickle, Shaker Song, Foreign Affair

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Performed by Manhattan Transfer | 4105c | 1 CD | $10.98 | Accompanied


Manhattan Transfer : Anthology:  Down in <span style="color:red;">Birdland</span> : 00  1 CD : 71053

Manhattan Transfer : Anthology: Down in Birdland

Two CD's and a 52 page booklet: 39 songs of the best of vocal jazz' premier harmony group. A retrospective of their career up to and including cuts from "Brasil." Of course it includes all of the well-known Transfer hits-"Boy From New York City," "Operator" etc., but also standards such as their Grammy-winning "Route 66,' "Love For Sale" and "Body and Soul." The marvelous a cappella of "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square" and "Foreign Affair," (both arranged by Gene Puerling) are special highlights.

Songlist: Disc One, Trickle Trickle, Gloria, Operator, Helpless, Ray's Rockhouse, Heart's Desire (Live Version), Lindy Lou, Mystery, Baby Come Back To Me (The Morse Code of Love), Route 66, Java Jive, Chanson D'Amour, Foreign Affair (a cappella, arranged by Gene Puerling), Smile Again, Spice of Life, The Speak Up Mambo (Cuentame), Soul Food To Go (Sina), So You Say (Esquinas), Boy From New York City, Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone, Disc Two, Four Brothers, Blee Blop Blues, Candy, A Gal In Calico, Love For Sale, On A Little Street In Singapore, Tuxedo Junction, That Cat Is High, and more

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Performed by Manhattan Transfer | 4115c | 1 CD | $25.98 | Accompanied


Manhattan Transfer : Very Best Of : 00  1 CD : 71560

Manhattan Transfer : Very Best Of

Few groups have a more distinguished pedigree than the Transfer. Since their formation in New York in 1972, these four voices (two male, two female) have notched up numerous gold and platinum albums, and accumulated a shelf full of Grammy's. Their performance of "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square" (included here) won a Grammy for its Gene Puerling arrangement. With collaborators Jon Hendricks and Richie Cole, they promulgated the use of the vocalese technique-singing lyrics over jazz solos. They had their biggest hit of their career, with "Boy From New York City," in 1981, when it went to number seven. "Route 66" and "Tuxedo Junction" were made famous by Nat King Cole and Glenn Miller respectively ("Route 66" won the group yet another Grammy in 1983). "Birdland" was originally recorded by Weather Report; with the addition of Jon Hendricks' lyrics, a Transfer classic was born. This is required listening for vocal jazz fans.

Songlist: Boy From New York City, Trickle Trickle, Gloria, Operator, Tuxedo Junction, Four Brothers, Ray's Rockhouse, Soul Food To Go (Sina), Spice Of Life, Baby Come Back To Me(The Morse Code Of Love), Candy, A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square, Birdland, Java Jive, Route 66, Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone

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Performed by Manhattan Transfer | 4123c | 1 CD | $10.98 | Accompanied


Manhattan Transfer : Boy From New York City : 00  1 CD : 72884

Manhattan Transfer : Boy From New York City

A budget-priced collection of some of their early hits.

Songlist: Boy From New York City, Java Jive, Gloria, Helpless, Tuxedo Juction, Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone, Ray's Rockhouse, Mystery, Smile Again, Birdland

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Performed by Manhattan Transfer | 4591c | 1 CD | $8.98 | Some a cappella


Manhattan Transfer : Man-Tora! Live in Japan : 00  1 CD : 6332

Manhattan Transfer : Man-Tora! Live in Japan

A new remastered rerelease of this classic recording originally released in 1996. Manhattan Transfer always put on a great live show ands this CD captures them at their very best.

Songlist: Birdland, Route 66, Jeannine, Malaise en Malaisie, Trickle Trickle, Boy from New York City, This Independence, Foreign Affair, Body and Soul, Blue Champagne, How High the Moon, Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone, Four Brothers, Operator, Spice of Life, Tuxedo Junction

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Performed by Manhattan Transfer | 4633c | 1 CD | $11.98 | A Cappella


Manhattan Transfer : The Symphony Sessions : 00  1 CD : 74740-2

Manhattan Transfer : The Symphony Sessions

Recorded in 2006, The Symphony Sessions features the Transfer reinterpreting 12 of their classic songs they recorded for past albums. Rather than the usual jazz ensemble accompaniment this time the quartet goes into the studio with The City of Prague Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Corey Allen to produce these enjoyable new takes on some of the old favorites. This is a very relaxed and smooth-flowing recording and a pleasant change to hear these old chestnuts performed in a fresh style.

Songlist: Route 66, Candy, Embraceable You, That's The Way It Goes, A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square, Because You Are All Heart, To You, Vibrate, Clouds (Nuages), The Quietude, The Offbeat of Avenues, Birdland

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Performed by Manhattan Transfer | 7601c | 1 CD | $15.98 | Some a cappella


Various Artists : Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Induction Concert Vol. 3 : DVD : D3148

Various Artists : Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Induction Concert Vol. 3

The Vocal Group Hall Of Fame was created to honor the Greatest Vocal Groups of the World, to preserve their music at a world-class museum, to promote their music and memories throughout the world and to pay tribute to the inductees as National Music Treasures. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame was designed to perpetuate the life long careers of the Inducted Artists, recognizing them as inventors and creators of the music that influenced today's pop culture, promoting their music to many fans, and bring to the attention of the world, their legacy for many generations to come. The Vocal Group Hall Of Fame's Annual Induction Ceremony honors these great groups and features their legendary music.

Songlist: White Christmas, Shout, Who Are We?/ Down By the Wayside, I'll Never Smile Again , Medley , Sunday Kind of Love, Devil or Angel, Maybe, Along Comes Mary, Windy, Charlie Brown, Standing on the Corner, Birdland, Trickle Trickle , America, The Beautiful, At the Hop, Baby Please Don't Go, In the Mood, I'm So Proud, One Less Bell To Answer, Aquarius/ Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures) , Java Jive, Goody Goody , This Magic Moment, Come A Little Bit Closer, Dancing in the Streets, Since I Don't Have You, Reflections, America, The Beautiful

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8277dvd | DVD | $19.95


Roger Emerson : <span style="color:red;">Birdland</span> - Parts CD : Voicetrax CD : 884088195960 : 08551999

Roger Emerson : Birdland - Parts CD

A jazz classic written by keyboardist Joe Zawinul with lyrics by Jon Hendricks now arranged for younger choirs. A perfect showcase for your beginning vocal jazz group. Available separately: 3-Part Mixed 2-Part VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:30.

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Performed by Lambert, Hendricks and Ross | 2013p | Voicetrax CD | $24.95


Individual Folios

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Birdland : SSA : Paris Rutherford : John Hendricks : Manhattan Transfer : Voicetrax CD : 00262811 : 888680728168

Paris Rutherford : Birdland

Here is the quintessential jazz classic by Josef Zawinul with lyrics by the incomparable Jon Hendricks in a funky fusion setting by noted arranger Paris Rutherford. Previously only available for mixed ensembles now a perfect showcase for your women's vocal jazz group.

Arranger: Paris Rutherford | Composer: John Hendricks Performed By: Manhattan Transfer

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00262811 | Showtrax CD Available


Birdland : SAB : Roger Emerson : Joe Zawinul : Lambert, Hendricks and Ross : Sheet Music : 08551997 : 884088195946

Roger Emerson : Birdland

A jazz classic written by keyboardist Joe Zawinul with lyrics by Jon Hendricks now arranged for younger choirs. A perfect showcase for your beginning vocal jazz group! Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:30.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composer: Joe Zawinul Performed By: Lambert, Hendricks and Ross

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08551997 | Voicetrax CD Available


Birdland : 2-Part : Roger Emerson : Joe Zawinul : Lambert, Hendricks and Ross : Sheet Music : 08551998 : 884088195953

Roger Emerson : Birdland

A jazz classic written by keyboardist Joe Zawinul with lyrics by Jon Hendricks now arranged for younger choirs. A perfect showcase for your beginning vocal jazz group! Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:30.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composer: Joe Zawinul Performed By: Lambert, Hendricks and Ross

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08551998 | Voicetrax CD Available


Birdland : SATB : Paris Rutherford : Joe Zawinul : Lambert, Hendricks and Ross : Sheet Music : 08745907 : 884088129415

Paris Rutherford : Birdland

Here is the quintessential jazz classic by Josef Zawinul with lyrics by the incomparable Jon Hendricks in a funky fusion setting by noted arranger Paris Rutherford. A perfect showcase for vocal jazz groups!

Arranger: Paris Rutherford | Composer: Joe Zawinul Performed By: Lambert, Hendricks and Ross

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745907 | Showtrax CD Available

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