9/16/2003

Hey, today is Jon Hendricks' birthday! Jon is one of the best Jazz vocalists ever - he really treated his voice as an instrument and could keep up with even the best Beboppers in his solos. He also wrote lyrics to lots of fast Bebop tunes, and in fact wrote the only approved-of set of lyrics to a Thelonious Monk tune ever (approved by Monk, that is). I remember seeing Jon at Yoshi's a couple years back with my friend Peter. He put on a great show.

Happy birthday, Jon.

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