Sarah & Clifford

Sarah & Clifford

by Sarah Vaughan
     
 

While it's an equally important recording in the careers of both jazz's grandest diva and the fire-y-est trumpeter of the '50s, this classic album was never intended as an equal meeting á la John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman. Vaughan is assuredly in the spotlight, and two other instrumentalists, flautist Herbie Mann and saxophonist Paul Quinichette shareSee more details below

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While it's an equally important recording in the careers of both jazz's grandest diva and the fire-y-est trumpeter of the '50s, this classic album was never intended as an equal meeting á la John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman. Vaughan is assuredly in the spotlight, and two other instrumentalists, flautist Herbie Mann and saxophonist Paul Quinichette share solo space. However, Brownie buffs won't complain, as the trumpeter is featured heavily throughout. Vaughan spent most of these years making generally brilliant pop singles and albums, and sessions like this, combining classic standard songs and the intimacy of a jazz small group, are to be cherished. Whether she is blending with the band and scatting with the best of them on "Lullaby of Broadway" or wearing her heart on her sleeve on the torch song "Jim," Vaughan shows why she's considered one of the most imposing musicians - - on any instrument - - the American idiom has ever produced.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
The careers of trumpeter Clifford Brown and vocalist Sarah Vaughan reached a pivot point in 1954, the former peaking before tragically passing away in a car accident, the latter a continually rising star whose ascent never fizzled. To hear the two of them together reminds listeners how they complemented one another, and why these sessions should always be revisited. Originally heard on the Mercury/EmArcy labels, the first eight selections feature Vaughan's trio with woefully underappreciated pianist John Malachi and well-seasoned drummer Roy Haynes, and include true classics "Lover Man" on the ballad side as well as "Shulie a Bop," perhaps Vaughan's most definitive upbeat number of all time. The remaining eight tracks with Brown's one-off sextet feature him with tenor saxophonist Paul Quinichette, young flutist Herbie Mann, and Haynes in tow backing Sassy. "You're Not the Kind," "April in Paris," and "Embraceable You" stand as testaments to both Brown's and Vaughan's legacies in jazz. Though other sets are far more complete, and fans should have or want them, this collection is good to have in print.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/21/1996
Label:
A Jazz Hour With
UPC:
8712177018666
catalogNumber:
73581
Rank:
167636

Tracks

  1. Lover Man
  2. Shulie a Bop
  3. Polka Dots and Moonbeams
  4. Body and Soul
  5. They Can't Take That Away From Me
  6. Prelude To A Kiss
  7. You Hit the Spot
  8. If I Knew Then (What I Know Now)
  9. September Song  -  Clifford Brown Sextet
  10. Lullaby of Birdland  -  Clifford Brown Sextet
  11. I'm Glad There Is You  -  Clifford Brown Sextet
  12. You're Not the Kind  -  Clifford Brown Sextet
  13. Jim  -  Clifford Brown Sextet
  14. He's My Guy  -  Clifford Brown Sextet
  15. April in Paris  -  Clifford Brown Sextet
  16. It's Crazy  -  Clifford Brown Sextet
  17. Embraceable You  -  Clifford Brown Sextet

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sarah Vaughan   Primary Artist,Vocals
Clifford Brown   Trumpet
Herbie Mann   Flute
Joe Benjamin   Bass
Roy Haynes   Drums
Jimmy Jones   Piano
John Malachi   Piano
Paul Quinichette   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

George Shearing   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Gene DePaul   Composer
Jimmy Dorsey   Composer
Ernie Wilkins   Arranger,Director
Will Hudson   Composer
Paul Mertz   Composer
Roger "Ram" Ramirez   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Jimmy Sherman   Composer
Famke Damsté   Liner Notes
Nelson Shawn   Composer
Jimmy Davis   Composer
Caesar Petrillo   Composer
Edward Ross   Composer

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