[2] The ensemble sang some jazz vocals for Michel Legrand. Added in 24 Hours. [2], Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Ward Swingle, musician who made Bach swing, dies at 87", "Symphony guide: Luciano Berio's Sinfonia", "André Hodeir, musicien, compositeur, écrivain, théoricien du jazz", "Der Kirchzartener Musiker Tobias Hug ist tot", "Unreleased recording: "Pavane for a dead Princess" (Ravel) by The Swingle Singers (1967)", Jazz Sébastien Bach / Bach's Greatest Hits, Sounds of Spain: Concerto d'Aranjuez / Spanish Masters, Jazz Sébastien Bach, Vol. The Swingle Singers are curators of the London A Cappella Festival, based at Kings Place.[2]. The Swingle Singers, formed in Paris in 1962, were known primarily for taking classical works and rearranging them with jazz rhythms and harmonies, sung a cappella or with double bass and drums. The Swingle Singers Biography by John Bush + Follow Artist. [13][14], Tobias Hug departed the group in 2012. The Swingle Singers Concert of 23 March 2014 in Moscow International House of Music The Swingle Singers have performed all across the UK, America, Asia, and virtually every country in Europe, have released over 50 recordings, and have won five Grammy Awards. Ward Swingle, the founder of the Swingle Singers vocal group, died Jan. 19 in Eastbourne, England, of an unspecified cause. [1][3] The French group performed and recorded typically with only a double bass and drums as accompaniment. A new version of Last.fm is available, to keep everything running smoothly, please reload the site. Former Members: Ward Swingle, Jonathan Rathbone, Ben Parry, Clare Wheeler, Jes Sadler, Tobias Hug, Christiane Legrand It is hard to comprehend that it all began as an exercise in sight-reading, to alleviate the monotony of sixties backing vocals. This concept was the foundation for The Swingle Singers, which became fully established by 1962. [15], In September 2014, the French blog Dans l'ombre des studios published Swingle Singers' Pavane for a Dead Princess (Maurice Ravel), a previously unreleased 1967 recording. The Swingle Singers were a vocal group originally founded in Paris, France in 1962 and comprised of Ward Swingle, Anne Germain, Jeanette Baucomont, and Jean Cussac. Quite the same Wikipedia. For over four decades, the unmistakable sound of "Swingle singing" has defined the art form: virtuosic vocal agility and blend demonstrated by their signature close-microphone technique, combined with high-level entertainment that has thrilled audiences around the globe. The first album was of Quincy Jones’ compositions, and Jones helped coach the group in the proper execution of his melodic lines. The Swingle Singers were active in classical music. Find top songs and albums by The Swingle Singers, including Stchedrivka / Dag Visen / O Sanctissima, Christmas Medley and more. ... Past members: Ward Swingle… Leave feedback. 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