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To George, 
One of my adopted sons ~~ John Malachi

To George, One of my adopted sons ~~ John Malachi

1978 (NEA) National Endowment of the Arts Letter of recommendation written by John Malachi for George V Johnson Jr to receive a grant to write the first jazz opera featuring the music of Charlie Parker.

1978 (NEA) National Endowment of the Arts Letter of recommendation written by John Malachi for George V Johnson Jr to receive a grant to write the first jazz opera featuring the music of Charlie Parker.

In 1975 John Malachi surprisingly Introduces him as Your Majesty George V. Johnson Jr,"  Opening Night during his debut and first professional concert at the Jazz Club "Pigfoot," owned by guitarist Bill Harris and wife Fanny located on Rhode Island Ave, Washington DC.

Note: John Malachi gave Sarah the stage name "Sassy" Sarah Vaughn

Filmed by The Carol Hall TV Show (Channel 7)

Photo by Carlos

In 1975 John Malachi surprisingly Introduces him as Your Majesty George V. Johnson Jr," Opening Night during his debut and first professional concert at the Jazz Club "Pigfoot," owned by guitarist Bill Harris and wife Fanny located on Rhode Island Ave, Washington DC.

Note: John Malachi gave Sarah the stage name "Sassy" Sarah Vaughn

Filmed by The Carol Hall TV Show (Channel 7)

Photo by Carlos

Imagine listening to a seasoned jazz musician rip into a bebop solo so sizzling and smooth it makes your senses tingle. Close your eyes and play along. Try and picture the sweat bouncing off the performer like the notes that leap through the air. See if you can hear the mesmerizing melodies go up and down, bringing you through joy and sadness, taking your emotions on a sensory experience unlike any other. Now picture that musician and his beloved instrument: His voice.

That's the Art of Jazz Vocalese, and that's what native D.C. son George V Johnson Jr. has been doing for over 45 years.

Imagine listening to a seasoned jazz musician rip into a bebop solo so sizzling and smooth it makes your senses tingle. Close your eyes and play along. Try and picture the sweat bouncing off the performer like the notes that leap through the air. See if you can hear the mesmerizing melodies go up and down, bringing you through joy and sadness, taking your emotions on a sensory experience unlike any other. Now picture that musician and his beloved instrument: His voice.

That's the Art of Jazz Vocalese, and that's what native D.C. son George V Johnson Jr. has been doing for over 45 years.

Critics are already saying that George V Johnson's lyrics to the Music of Hank Mobley is one of the most important and extensive projects to be presented to the public from the jazz vocalese realm in many, many years. 

Lyrics to over 40 Hank Mobley's Classic Compositions, as well as 35 Charlie Parker Classics.  Several with complete solos. Each available for studio  recording.

Hank’s Symphony, Soul Station, Dig Dis, No Room For Squares, East of The Village, This I Dig of You, Take Your Pick, Three Way Split, Split Feelings, Up A Step, Work Out, The Baptist Beat, My Groove Your Move, Soft Impressions, Hank’s Waltz, Chain Reaction, Roll Call, Syrup & Biscuits, Snappin Out, Comin’ Back, The Feelings Good, Uh Huh, Up Over and Out, Looking East, Cute N’ Pretty, Third Time Around, Bossa For Baby, Ballin, Madeline, No More Goodbyes, The Break Through, Hank’s Other Bag, Infra Rae, Straight No Filter, Caddy for Daddy, The Morning After. . . and more...

Dedicated to my dear friend and mentor Eddie Jefferson, Father of the Art of Jazz Vocalese *  Writing & Singing Lyrics to Improvised Solos~~George V Johnson Jr

Critics are already saying that George V Johnson's lyrics to the Music of Hank Mobley is one of the most important and extensive projects to be presented to the public from the jazz vocalese realm in many, many years.

Lyrics to over 40 Hank Mobley's Classic Compositions, as well as 35 Charlie Parker Classics. Several with complete solos. Each available for studio recording.

Hank’s Symphony, Soul Station, Dig Dis, No Room For Squares, East of The Village, This I Dig of You, Take Your Pick, Three Way Split, Split Feelings, Up A Step, Work Out, The Baptist Beat, My Groove Your Move, Soft Impressions, Hank’s Waltz, Chain Reaction, Roll Call, Syrup & Biscuits, Snappin Out, Comin’ Back, The Feelings Good, Uh Huh, Up Over and Out, Looking East, Cute N’ Pretty, Third Time Around, Bossa For Baby, Ballin, Madeline, No More Goodbyes, The Break Through, Hank’s Other Bag, Infra Rae, Straight No Filter, Caddy for Daddy, The Morning After. . . and more...

Dedicated to my dear friend and mentor Eddie Jefferson, Father of the Art of Jazz Vocalese * Writing & Singing Lyrics to Improvised Solos~~George V Johnson Jr