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At Mister Kelly's
     

At Mister Kelly's

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by Sarah Vaughan
 

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During the mid-'50s, Sarah Vaughan spent most of her time recording songbook standards backed by a large orchestra in florid arrangements, with only the occasional breath of fresh air like her masterpiece, 1954's Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown. Four years after that milestone, another landed with the live

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During the mid-'50s, Sarah Vaughan spent most of her time recording songbook standards backed by a large orchestra in florid arrangements, with only the occasional breath of fresh air like her masterpiece, 1954's Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown. Four years after that milestone, another landed with the live album At Mister Kelly's. Recorded quite early in the days of the live LP, the album captured Vaughan at her best and most relaxed, stretching out on a set of late-night torch songs and ballads. With a trio including Jimmy Jones on piano, Roy Haynes on drums, and Richard Davis on bass, Vaughan is simply captivating, easily disproving the notion that, to be entertaining, singers needed inventive arrangements and multiple voices (instrumental or otherwise) behind them. Her unerring sense of rhythm carries her through every song on this set, whether the occasion calls for playfulness and wit ("Thou Swell," "Honeysuckle Rose") or a world-wise melancholia ("Willow Weep for Me"). Her accompanists are a valuable anchor, with Haynes' drumming just as precise as Sassy's vocals and Jones' piano solos adding additional vitality.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/18/2007
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0602517396944
catalogNumber:
5036119

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sarah Vaughan   Primary Artist,Vocals
Richard Davis   Bass
Roy Haynes   Drums
Jimmy Jones   Piano

Technical Credits

Fats Waller   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Irving Caesar   Composer
Nancy Hamilton   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Bob Shad   Producer
Frank Signorelli   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Matty Malneck   Composer
Hollis King   Art Direction
Ann Ronell   Composer
Irving Gordon   Composer
Leonello Casucci   Composer
William Lewis   Composer
Julius Brammer   Composer

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Sarah Vaughan at Mister Kelly's 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy listening to jazz vocalists, this is a must-have. This great live recording highlights Sarah's fabulous performances. The sound quality is good too. Not many people know about this recording, but this is such a great album of Sarah's.