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Robert Keith McFerrin Jr. He is known for his vocal techniques, such as singing fluidly but with quick and considerable jumps in pitch—for example, sustaining a melody while also rapidly alternating with arpeggios and harmonies—as well as scat singingpolyphonic overtone singingand improvisational vocal percussion. He is widely known for performing and recording regularly as an unaccompanied solo vocal artist.
He has frequently collaborated with other artists from both the jazz and classical scenes. McFerrin's first recorded work, the self-titled album Bobby McFerrinwas not produced untilwhen McFerrin was already 32 years old. Before that, he had spent six years developing his musical style, the first two years of which he attempted not Bullet Of God - Natron - Rot Among Us listen to other singers at all, in order to avoid sounding like them.
He was influenced by Keith Jarrettwho had achieved great success with a series of improvised piano concerts including The Koln Concert ofand wanted to attempt something similar vocally.
Dont Worry - John Holt - Vibes same year, he performed the theme song for the opening credits of Season 4 of The Cosby Show.
InMcFerrin recorded the song " Don't Worry, Be Happy ", which became a hit and brought him widespread recognition across the world. The song's success "ended McFerrin's musical life as he had known Give It To You - Various - Chartbreakers CD Music Library (Custom CD Series) and he began to pursue other musical possibilities on stage and in recording studios.
Bush 's U. In reaction, Bobby McFerrin publicly protested that particular use of his song, including stating that he was going to vote against Bush, and completely dropped the song from his own performance repertoire, to make the point even clearer.
McFerrin sang a Wizard of Oz medley during that television special. Inhe composed and performed the music for the Pixar short film Knick Knack. The rough cut to which McFerrin recorded his vocals had the words "blah Send Me An Angel (Ext. Club Version) - B-Cap - Send Me An Angel blah" in place of the end credits meant to indicate that he should improvise.
McFerrin spontaneously decided to sing "blah blah blah" as lyrics, and the final version of the short film includes these lyrics during the end credits. Also inhe formed a ten-person "Voicestra" which he featured on both his album Medicine Music and in the score to the Oscar-winning documentary Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt.
Invarious unsubstantiated rumors claimed that McFerrin had committed suicide, thus apparently contradicting the positive message from "Don't Worry, Be Happy". In addition to his vocal performing career, inMcFerrin was appointed as creative chair of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
In McFerrin's concert appearances, he combines serious conducting of classical pieces with his own unique vocal improvisations, often with participation from the audience and the orchestra. For example, the concerts often end with McFerrin conducting the orchestra in an a cappella rendition of the " William Tell Overture ," in which the orchestra members sing their musical parts in McFerrin's vocal style instead of playing their parts on their instruments.
For a few years in the late Dont Worry - John Holt - Vibeshe toured a concert version of Porgy and Besspartly in honor of his father, who sang the role for Sidney Poitier in the film versionand partly "to preserve the score's jazziness" in the face of "largely white orchestras" who tend not "to play around the bar lines, to stretch and bend".
McFerrin says Dont Worry - John Holt - Vibes because of his father's work in the movie, "This music has been in my body for 40 years, probably longer than any other music. McFerrin also participates in various music education programs and makes volunteer appearances as a guest music teacher and lecturer at public schools throughout the U.
McFerrin has collaborated with his son, Taylor, on various musical ventures. Later that year, the two appeared together on a panel at the World Science Festival. As a vocalist, McFerrin often switches rapidly between modal and falsetto registers to create polyphonic effects, performing both the main melody and the accompanying parts of songs. He makes use of percussive effects created both with his mouth and by tapping on his chest. McFerrin is also capable of multiphonic singing.
A document of McFerrin's approach to singing is his album The Voicethe first solo vocal jazz album recorded with no accompaniment or overdubbing. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Bobby Mcferrin. For the album, see Bobby McFerrin album. American jazz vocalist and conductor. Retrieved July 1, Carl Anthony Online, October 13, Retrieved November 12, Retrieved July 15, Bobby McFerrin. Zoom Circlesongs The Voice Spontaneous Inventions Play Don't Worry, Be Happy Awards for Dont Worry - John Holt - Vibes McFerrin.
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