One Night Stand: The Town Hall Concert 1947

One Night Stand: The Town Hall Concert 1947

by Sarah Vaughan
     
 

This 1997 CD has music from a previously unreleased Town Hall concert. The program is split between the Lester Young sextet and Sarah Vaughan with the two principals only coming together on the final song, "I Cried for You." The recording quality is listenable, if not flawless, and it features the two giants at interesting points in theirSee more details below

Overview

This 1997 CD has music from a previously unreleased Town Hall concert. The program is split between the Lester Young sextet and Sarah Vaughan with the two principals only coming together on the final song, "I Cried for You." The recording quality is listenable, if not flawless, and it features the two giants at interesting points in their careers. Tenor great Lester Young sounds excellent on his seven features, but his backup group is sometimes a bit shaky, particularly during uncertain moments on "Just You, Just Me" and "Sunday"; bassist Rodney Richardson does not mesh well with the eccentric pianist Sadik Hakim. The young Roy Haynes is fine, although some of his "bombs" are overrecorded, while trumpeter Shorty McConnell comes across as a second-rate Howard McGhee, sincere but streaky. But the reason to acquire this CD is Sarah Vaughan, who at age 23 was already a marvel; what a voice! Very influenced by Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, Vaughan mostly lays way behind the beat during her ballad-oriented performances, swirling between notes like a first altoist and often settling on very unlikely (and boppish) notes. She gives the impression that she could do anything with her voice, and some of her flights (particularly on "Don't Blame Me," "I Cover the Waterfront" and "Mean to Me") border on the miraculous.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/25/1997
Label:
Blue Note Records
UPC:
0724383213924
catalogNumber:
32139

Tracks

  1. Lester Leaps In  - Lester Young
  2. Just You, Just Me  - Lester Young
  3. Jumpin' With Symphony Sid  - Lester Young
  4. Sunday  - Sarah Vaughan
  5. Don't Blame Me  - Sarah Vaughan
  6. My Kinda Love  - Sarah Vaughan
  7. I Cover the Waterfront  - Sarah Vaughan
  8. I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You  - Sarah Vaughan
  9. Lester's Be-Bop Boogie  - Lester Young
  10. These Foolish Things  - Lester Young
  11. Movin' With Lester  - Lester Young
  12. The Man I Love  - Sarah Vaughan
  13. Time After Time  - Sarah Vaughan
  14. Mean to Me  - Sarah Vaughan
  15. Body and Soul
  16. I Cried for You

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sarah Vaughan   Primary Artist,Vocals,Track Performer
Lester Young   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Sadik Hakim   Piano
Roy Haynes   Drums
Shorty McConnell   Trumpet
Sammy Benskin   Piano
Rodney Richardson   Bass,Vocals
Fred Lacey   Guitar

Technical Credits

Bing Crosby   Composer
Lester Young   Composer
Ned Miller   Composer
Malcolm Addey   Mastering
Fred E. Ahlert   Composer
Chester Cohn   Composer
Benny Krueger   Composer
Bob Porter   Producer,Reissue Producer
Jule Styne   Composer
Jo Trent   Composer
Roy Turk   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Darcy Cloutier-Fernald   Art Direction
Alan Nahigian   Illustrations
Harry Link   Composer
Jack Strachey   Composer
Louis Alter   Composer
Holt Marvell   Composer

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