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Annie Ross (born 1930) is a jazz singer and actress, best known as a member of the trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross.
Ross is one of the early practitioners of a singing style known as vocalese, which involves the setting of original lyrics to an instrumental jazz solo. Her 1952 treatment of saxophonist Wardell Gray's "Twisted" is a classic example of vocalese. "Twisted" is perhaps her most famous song.
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  • It don't mean a thing.
  • Mesmerising voice.
  • Wonderful voice, great in SHORT CUTS (and BASKET CASE 2 or was it 3?) and, I gotta admit, possibly the damn near most attractive woman I have ever seen when it comes to those photos from the 50's!
  • Annie had a fascinating career. I remember becoming aware of her because for a while there was a club in London under her name. I was then blown away when I discovered her her tracks with Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, which put her in the heart of the 1950s jazz scene. Only much later, did I realise she went on to a major career on Broadway. I get a sense of an extremely interesting career - and she was an excellent singer.

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