Philadelphia native William Theodore Carney III – known professionally as T.C. III (“T.C. the Third”) – is a bebop vocalist in the old tradition.
Not many like that still around.
T.C. is a fixture in the New York City jazz scene. Last night he opened for Wynton Marsalis in Brooklyn. Tonight he’s hosting an open-mike jam at St. Nick’s Pub in Harlem.
If you’re registered at AllAboutJazz.com, you can cop a FREE MP3 from T.C.’s 2006 album, “Mega Jazz Explosion.” It’s his rendition of the Jon Hendricks vocalese version of Miles’s “Freddie Freeloader”... performed live with an all-star band (including Gary Bartz, Don Braden and Eddie Henderson).
Click here to hear it on my Vox blog. To download it, follow this link.