Label: Philips - 652 054 BL,Philips - BL.7638,Philips - B 652.054 L • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Mono • Country: France • Genre: Jazz • Style: Vocal
The group established an international reputation in the early s. The name of the group was an allusion to the fact that the sextet used double-tracking techniques to enhance and 'fatten' the sound, very much like Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys did in the recording studio. The membership of the group varied from recording to recording. The six members would all sing once to a recording track, then sing the exact duplicate performance again to a second track, "doubling" each individual vocal part.
Singing in French, they performed jazz standardsparticularly themes by Quincy Jones and Dizzy Gillespieadding the poetic or humorous Let The Good Times Roll - The Double Six Of Paris* - Sing Ray Charles written by the imaginative Perrin.
Inspired by several American groups, the singers vocalized in the manner of instrumentsreconstructing brilliant improvisations of saxophones, trumpets or trombones. The group was not long-lasting. Because of Perrin's health problems she had contracted tuberculosis inLes Double Six dissolved in They recorded four albums between and Many members of the group went on to join the Swingle Singerswhich notably reproduced the works of Bach in the jazz vocal style.
The first two albums were reissued together in on RCA Victor International as Les Double Six with an additional previously unreleased bonus track. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 20 January Lloyd Miller associate of Jef Gilson in Paris in the early s. Categories : French jazz ensembles Professional a cappella groups Musical groups established in Musical groups disestablished in Vocalese singers establishments in Come To Daddy - Sofa Head - What A Predicament Vocal jazz ensembles.
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