Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet | Half-Past Swing

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Half-Past Swing

by Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet

Amazing, blazing four-part harmony in the "Vocalese" style; big band swing to rock your world.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. Bouncin' With Bud
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2. It's Sand, Man
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3. Close Your Eyes
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4. Jouet
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5. Jeannine
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6. Lil' Darlin
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7. What If I Told You?
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8. Moten Swing
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Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet puts their mark on vocal jazz with their brand of tight harmonies, swingin' rhythms and inventive vocalese lyrics. Backed by a blazing rhythm section of world-class jazz instrumentalists, Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet performs in concert regularly in hometown Washington, D.C. and can be heard at jazz festivals and on jazz and NPR radio across the globe.

Hear the "Weekend Edition" broadcast that brought them to the attention of the nation at www.npr.org.

"Four Voices blending together and just swinging like mad!" --- Susan Stamberg, NPR

"The Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet ultimately makes a particularly demanding aspect of jazz performance come alive." - Mike Joyce, The Washington Post

"If there's a space for another vocal-jazz ensemble on the national scene, [Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet] is poised to claim it." --- Joel E. Siegel, The Washington City Paper

"The Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet may not have invented this vocal style, but they perform it with the confidence that suggests they did. The artistry and professionalism that oozes from these uptowners places them in the game on their own terms." --- Cadence Magazine


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Don Frye

An overwhelming display of the voice as instrument complemented by great backup musicians. Bop, Brazilian, French ballads and a variety of venues well executed. These are serious, high quality musicians into high quality performances.

And after finding out they are from my area, I will definitely go to see them at the first opportunity.

kKeith Sladen

They keep up the tradition and the standards of the great vocal groups - Singers Unlimited, Freshmen, Manhattan Transfer. A group new to me, I am now a fan

Joe Ross

UVJQ's passionate crooning is tightly crafted and arranged
Swingthusiasts, take note of the Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet! These four are very hep, hot cats. Much of their music is original, and their accompanists are first-rate. Their passionate crooning is tightly crafted and arranged, and "Half Past Swing" is a mighty powerful album of music.

Shawn Williams

UVJQ 2003
Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet are the best vocal groups of all time since 1999. The true platinum album includes WHAT IF I TOLD YOU?


Amazingly tight swing group
This group is great, and somewhat similar to Manhatten Transfer. The arrangements are wonderful, and the singers maintain very tight, complex, and interesting harmonies against an excellent swing band. Very high energy, very well balanced, just great to listen to.

bill w

Man, this is the best stuff ever
this album is the best stuff ever