We looked for the answer and found that, slowly and naturally, a new element had been filtering into our live shows that made a sonic impact and has rendered itself indispensable: vocal percussion. This album is the first Swingle Singers disc where every track contains vocal percussion or human beatboxing, not just as a component in the sound but more as a real feature to the arrangement.
Recording in the studio has given us the opportunity to expand some of the live versions of the arrangements into their full sized equivalents. Making a special appearance on this album is Shlomo, a great friend of ours, a talented musician and awe-inspiring beatboxer. After inviting him to join us for a London Jazz Festival appearance at the Vortex Jazz Club in , we knew that we had to collaborate with him again.
When stripped down to its bare essentials, what we are hoping to achieve with this new sound is a perfect balance of lush vocals and street beats, which we hope you will find in Beauty and the Beatbox! Don't show me this message again. Studio Master:. Added to the mix this time is vocal percussion where all the sounds come from the voice or parts of the body—it's extraordinary. I've never had any objection to this kind of treatment of the classics, but in spite of amazing feats of vocal dexterity continued listening becomes monotonous.
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The Swingle Singers are an international a cappella phenomenon. Originally formed by an American Ward Swingle in the 's heyday of swung baroque their groundbreaking debut album Jazz Sebastian Bach in won the first of the group's Grammy Awards , the current group has transformed into a contemporary vocal ensemble whose repertoire and influences encompass classical, jazz, latin, pop, rock, and most recently, beatboxing.
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Listen to Beauty & The Beatbox on Spotify. Shlomo · Album · · 11 songs. Listen to Beauty & the Beatbox by Shlomo, The Swingle Singers & The Vocal Orchestra on Apple Music. Stream songs including "A Fifth of Beethoven". Beauty and the Beatbox is the Swingle Singers' first album in which all the tracks are accompanied by vocal percussion, specifically the sound of the human.