Sweet Life (vocal) – Tadd Dameron & Bernie Hanighen

This is the first vocal recording of Dameron's Sweet Life (with Minus You track) featuring the remarkable voice of Richard Allen.

Tadd Dameron

February 21, 1917 – March 8, 1965

A giant of the bebop era, Dameron had a wonderful melodic and harmonic imagination which he brought to compositions and arrangements for both small and big bands. Writing first for Harlan Leonard, Jimmy Lunceford, Count Basie and Billy Eckstine, in the late '40s Dameron started composing and arranging for Dizzy Gillespie's big band. He also recorded his own superb sextet for Blue Note Records in 1947 which featured trumpet great Fats Navarro. Read more...

15 songs available.

Bernie Hanighen

April 27, 1908 – October 19, 1976

Bernie Hanighen is best remembered for writing the lyrics to Thelonious Monk's standard 'Round Midnight. Hanighen, however, was not only a lyricist but a composer as well. Read more...

2 songs available.