Home | More Videos | About Us | Contact | Subscribe | Donate

Jazz on the Tube

The Internet's jazz video search engine


So What

Eddie Jefferson


Subscribe to Jazz on the Tube

Navigation:    Home    More Videos    Back    More videos like this

August 3, 1918 - May 9, 1979


Eddie Jefferson lends his vocal talent to this recording of the classic Miles Davis tune "So What".

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native Eddie Jefferson established himself as an innovator of vocalese, a singing style which is set the instrumental arrangement, citing his major influence as Leo Watson.

Among his best known recordings were "So What" combining the lyrics of Christopher Acemandese Hall with the music of Miles Davis, and "Moody's Mood for Love" backed by saxophonist James Moody and his band.

On May 8, 1979 while leavening a Detroit club with another bandleader Eddie Jefferson was shot dead by an unknown assailant who was later determined to be a disgruntled dancer he had recently fired.

Please share your favorite JazzontheTube.com videos with your friends and colleagues

That's how we grow.


For more Eddie Jefferson videos, click here

See the complete catalog of
jazz on the tube videos

About Us | Privacy Policy | Contact