Count Basie/Sarah Vaughan

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Although Count Basie gets top billing, he actually doesn't even appear on this set. Basie's Orchestra and pianist Kirk Stuart are purely in a supporting role behind the magnificent voice of Sarah Vaughan, other than a couple of short spots for trumpeter Joe Newman and Frank Foster's tenor. Sometimes Vaughan sounds overly mannered and seems to give little weight to the words she is singing, but her wide range and impeccable musicianship carry the day. Highlights include "Perdido," "Mean to Me," and "You Go to My Head," and the set is understandably recommended more for Sarah Vaughan fans than Count Basie collectors. [Some reissues add a pair of charming Vaughan duets with ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Although Count Basie gets top billing, he actually doesn't even appear on this set. Basie's Orchestra and pianist Kirk Stuart are purely in a supporting role behind the magnificent voice of Sarah Vaughan, other than a couple of short spots for trumpeter Joe Newman and Frank Foster's tenor. Sometimes Vaughan sounds overly mannered and seems to give little weight to the words she is singing, but her wide range and impeccable musicianship carry the day. Highlights include "Perdido," "Mean to Me," and "You Go to My Head," and the set is understandably recommended more for Sarah Vaughan fans than Count Basie collectors. [Some reissues add a pair of charming Vaughan duets with Joe Williams, "Teach Me Tonight" and "If I Were a Bell," that were originally released as a single, plus an alternate take of "Until I Met You."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/2/1996
  • Label: Parlophone (Wea)
  • UPC: 724383724123
  • Catalog Number: 372415
  • Sales rank: 71,186

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Count Basie Primary Artist, Indexed Contributor, Piano, Track Performer
Freddie Green Guitar
Al Grey Trombone
Thad Jones Trumpet
Billy Mitchell Tenor Saxophone
Joe Newman Trumpet
Marshall Royal Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Joe Williams Bass, Vocals
Ed Jones Bass
Sonny Cohn Trumpet
Henry Coker Trombone
Frank Foster Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Fowlkes Flute, Baritone Saxophone
Sonny Payne Drums
Benny Powell Trombone
Sarah Vaughan Vocals, Track Performer
Kirk Stuart Piano
Frank Wess Flute, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Snooky Young Trumpet
Eddie Jones Bass
Technical Credits
Jimmie Davis Composer
Freddie Green Composer
Thad Jones Arranger
Malcolm Addey Contributor
Bobby Arnold Engineer
Michael Cuscuna Reissue Producer
Ernie Wilkins Arranger
Frank Foster Arranger
Teddy Reig Producer
James Gavin Liner Notes
Louis Alter Composer
Sidney Mitchell Composer
Mabel Wayne Composer
Don Wolf Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great

    It's recorded in a studio in 1961 with Sarah in her prime. What an incredible voice this woman had. What adds to this is the great Count Basie and his arrangements. It's also in stereo.

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