Interlude: 1944-1947

Interlude: 1944-1947

by Sarah Vaughan
     
 

Here, Naxos takes listeners on a fascinating tour through Miss Sassy's earliest sides via a plethora of small, now-defunct labels and a galaxy of fabled bop and swing bandleaders and players. This was not the husky-voiced, swooping diva who much of the world came to know later; rather, Vaughan was a lighter, silkier soprano in the mid-'40s, more in the manner of the… See more details below

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Here, Naxos takes listeners on a fascinating tour through Miss Sassy's earliest sides via a plethora of small, now-defunct labels and a galaxy of fabled bop and swing bandleaders and players. This was not the husky-voiced, swooping diva who much of the world came to know later; rather, Vaughan was a lighter, silkier soprano in the mid-'40s, more in the manner of the species of big band voices which an older generation of journalists used to call "thrushes." The disc opens with six tunes for the Continental label and one for Guild with various combos led by Dizzy Gillespie. You know you're in good hands on the very first track, "Mean to Me," which opens promisingly to the instantly recognizable flurries of Charlie Parker, with Flip Phillips and Gillespie to follow, no less. Vaughan has the temerity to take on the Billie Holiday signature song "Lover Man," and doesn't sound unseasoned or superficial in the least. Next is Sassy's recorded debut, "I'll Wait and Pray," a majestic performance on the DeLuxe label from December 5, 1944, with hints of the gliding, sassy contralto of the future. Her backing is no less newsworthy, a rare recorded appearance by the fabled Billy Eckstine big band that helped incubate the forthcoming bop revolution. Four ballad sides for Crown with John Kirby's combo from 1946 follow, with a lovely rendition of the then-brand-new standard "It Might As Well Be Spring" being the most alluring. The disc concludes with five examples of her work for Musicraft, including a hypnotic "September Song" and one for HRS, "We're Through," that also contains hints of the older Sassy's style. Anyone who wants to trace the evolution of Sarah Vaughan should start right here at the beginning.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/26/2002
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0636943257227
catalogNumber:
8120572

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sarah Vaughan   Primary Artist
John H. Jackson   Alto Saxophone
Gene Ammons   Tenor Saxophone
Buster Bailey   Clarinet
Serge Chaloff   Saxophone
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Leonard Feather   Piano
Dizzy Gillespie   Piano,Trumpet
Dexter Gordon   Tenor Saxophone
Haig   Bass
John Kirby   Bass
Leo Parker   Baritone Saxophone
Flip Phillips   Tenor Saxophone
Max Roach   Drums
Charlie Ventura   Tenor Saxophone
Teddy Wilson   Piano
Bill DeArango   Guitar
Tommy Potter   Bass
Aaron Sachs   Clarinet
Chuck Wayne   Guitar
Russell Procope   Alto Saxophone
William Barker   Drums
McKibbon   Bass
Cohn   Saxophone
Porcino   Trumpet
Georgie Auld   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Taswell Baird   Trombone
Bill Beason   Drums
Harry Biss   Piano
Art Blakey   Drums
Danny Blue   Trumpet
Scoville Brown   Clarinet
Don Byas   Tenor Saxophone
Big Sid Catlett   Drums
Kenny Clarke   Drums
John Collins   Guitar
Jimmy Crawford   Drums
Ed Cunningham   Bass
Eddie de Verteuill   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Rudy DeLuca   Trombone
Morey Feld   Drums
Bill Frazier   Tenor Saxophone
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Gibson   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Boonie Hazel   Trumpet
J.C. Heard   Drums
George James   Baritone Saxophone
Jimmy Jones   Piano
Billy Kyle   Piano
Jack Lesberg   Bass
John Malachi   Piano
Shorty McConnell   Trumpet
George Nicholas   Tenor Saxophone
Chips Outcalt   Trombone
Charlie Parker   Alto Saxophone
Curly Russell   Bass,Piano
Cecil Scott   Baritone Saxophone
Gerald Valentine   Trombone
Connie Wainwright   Guitar
Dicky Wells   Trombone
Gene Zanoni   Saxophone
George Treadwell   Trumpet
Bud Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Georgie Auld & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Billy Taylor   Bass
Howard H. Scott   Trombone
Clarence Brereton   Trumpet
Remo Palmieri   Guitar
Nat Jaffe   Piano
Billy Eckstine & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Buddy Christian's Creole Five   Drums
George Treadwell Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Jimmie Davis   Composer
Tadd Dameron   Arranger
Victor Young   Composer
Jerry Valentine   Composer
David Lennick   Producer
Peter Dempsey   Liner Notes
R. Lewine   Composer

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