Sarah Vaughan

Essential Works: 1944-1962

Masters Of Jazz

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A1. Interlude
A2. September Song
A3. Lullaby Of Birdland
A4. I’m Glad There Is You
A5. Embraceable You
B1. I Cried For You
B2. Pennies From Heaven
B3. Words Can’t Describe
B4. September In The Rain
B5. Willow Weep For Me
B6. Just One Of Those Things
C1. The Best Is Yet to Come
C2. Doodlin’
C3. The Man I Love
C4. Baubles, Bangles and Beads
C5. It’s Magic
C6. An Occasional Man
D1. Witchcraft
D2. Summertime
D3. Fly Me To The Moon
D4. Corner To Corner
D5. Whatever Lola Wants
D6. Isn’t It A Pity
D7. I Could Write A Book
LP FORMAT DETAILS: Pressed on standard weight black vinyl
Being a female jazz singer is an exceedingly difficult role. Jazz fans are notorious tormentors quick to assassinate all forms of hypersensitivity because it unveils a pathos that is much too heavy to bear; and they are prompt to decry any excessive technique that might defeat the sensibilities of an otherwise perfect voice. And whose voice could pride itself on its perfect technique and a totally natural sensitivity? One is tempted to answer “none,” because all the most beautiful voices, from Billie to Carmen and from Ella to Helen, have one day shown excess. Sarah Vaughan included. But when Sarah disclosed her restrained sensitivity and a technique superior to all others, she was unrivalled, even by the greatest.
Her vocal range, of course, allowed her to be daring, and her inborn feeling for rhythm, melody and harmony placed her in the bosom of the orchestra, at the heart of the music. But whether her material was jazz, decidedly so, or intended for performance in front of a wider public, as in the cocktail of songs gathered here, Sarah always knew how to unveil a sensibility that was profound and yet light enough to move us. She had just what it takes to remove our shell of jaded urbanity.



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Weight400 g


Essential Works: 1944-1962


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November 26, 2021

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