Sarah Vaughan: Finest Hour

Sarah Vaughan: Finest Hour

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by Sarah Vaughan
     
 
What can you say about Sarah Vaughan that would convey the heights of her artistry? For five decades she represented the best in inventive jazz singing: a bop innovator as highly respected in her field as Charlie Parker was in his, and a popular singer as well regarded as Frank Sinatra. Much of her most significant work was done in the 1950s and '60s, and fine

Overview

What can you say about Sarah Vaughan that would convey the heights of her artistry? For five decades she represented the best in inventive jazz singing: a bop innovator as highly respected in her field as Charlie Parker was in his, and a popular singer as well regarded as Frank Sinatra. Much of her most significant work was done in the 1950s and '60s, and fine examples of that period are covered on this set. Vaughan often worked with tremendous talent who were worthy of her; at times she's joined by trumpeter Clifford Brown ("I'm Glad There Is You"), drummer Roy Haynes ("Lover Man"), alto saxophonist Cannonball Adderley ("How High the Moon"), vocalist Billy Eckstine ("Dedicated to You"), and the Count Basie band ("Star Dust"); her arrangers included Quincy Jones and Ernie Wilkins. Vaughan's jazz-oriented material predominates, but there's also room here for pop hits "Misty" and, of course, "Broken Hearted Melody."

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Verve's Finest Hour collection of Sarah Vaughan's work compiles 60 minutes of career highlights, including "Misty," "Lush Life," "Lullaby of Birdland," "Star Dust," and "My Coloring Book." Though it's by no means a definitive compilation of Vaughan's music, it does provide a welcome overview of some of her best pop and jazz moments.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/13/2000
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0731454359726
catalogNumber:
543597
Rank:
24734

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sarah Vaughan   Primary Artist
Cannonball Adderley   Alto Saxophone
Richard Davis   Bass
Billy Eckstine   Vocals
Freddie Green   Guitar
Grey   Trombone
Quincy Jones   Conductor
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Jerome Richardson   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Bud Shank   Alto Saxophone
Ronnell Bright   Piano
Bobby Donaldson   Percussion
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Hal Mooney   Conductor
Wayne Andre   Trombone
Joe Benjamin   Bass
Willie Bobo   Percussion
William Boucaya   Saxophone
Billy Byers   Trombone
Kenny Clarke   Drums
Henry Coker   Trombone
Pierre Cullaz   Guitar
Wendell Culley   Trumpet
Ray Ellis   Conductor
Ernie Wilkins   Conductor
Frank Foster   Sabar
Charlie Fowlkes   Baritone Saxophone
Bernie Glow   Trumpet
Roy Haynes   Drums
Dick Hixson   Bass Trombone
Jo Hrasko   Saxophone
Marcel Hrasko   Saxophone
George Hughes   Drums
J.J. Johnson   Trombone
Jimmy Jones   Piano
Hugo Peretti   Conductor
John Malachi   Piano
Jose Mangual   Percussion
Sam Marowitz   Alto Saxophone
Nuncio "Toots" Mondello   Clarinet,Flute
Sonny Payne   Drums
Benny Powell   Trombone
Hank Ross   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Norris "Bunny" Shawker   Drums
Zoot Sims   Saxophone
Kirk Stuart   Piano
Sid Weiss   Bass
Kai Winding   Trombone
Michael A. Hauser   Vibes
Bernard Kaufman   Clarinet,Flute
Robert Rodriguez   Bass
Charles Williams   Bass
Joe Lipman   Conductor
Juan Cadavieco   Percussion
Rafael Sierra   Percussion

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Henry Mancini   Composer
Erroll Garner   Composer
Bob James   Arranger
Quincy Jones   Arranger,Producer
Thad Jones   Composer
Hal Mooney   Arranger,Producer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Jimmy Dorsey   Composer
Ray Ellis   Arranger
Ernie Wilkins   Arranger
Ray Evans   Composer
Will Friedwald   Reissue Producer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Hugo Peretti   Arranger
Paul Mertz   Composer
Clyde Otis   Producer
Bob Shad   Producer
Joe Lipman   Arranger
DuBose Heyward   Composer
Sherman Edwards   Composer

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Sarah Vaughan: Finest Hour 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
She has probably the best voice ever from a female artist, and it shows on this CD.