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Sarah Vaughan: Ken Burns's Jazz
     

Sarah Vaughan: Ken Burns's Jazz

by Sarah Vaughan
 
When she displayed her multi-octave vocal range on the concert stage, she was The Divine One. When she stopped her nightclub act cold with her playful humor, she was Sassy. They were both endearing nicknames for Sarah Vaughan, who went from Divine to Sassy without missing a beat. No matter which she was called, she was proclaimed the most vocally gifted jazz performer

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When she displayed her multi-octave vocal range on the concert stage, she was The Divine One. When she stopped her nightclub act cold with her playful humor, she was Sassy. They were both endearing nicknames for Sarah Vaughan, who went from Divine to Sassy without missing a beat. No matter which she was called, she was proclaimed the most vocally gifted jazz performer of all time. Vaughan's more than forty-year recording career encompassed classic jazz dates with the greatest instrumentalists as well as pop sessions where she first recorded other people's hit songs, then created her own. And she was singing with world-class symphony orchestras by the Eighties, when she attained diva status - a status to which some say she had actually been born.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
With cooperation from the Verve and Columbia Legacy catalogs, the Ken Burns Jazz series on CD individually spotlights the musical excellence of 22 jazz originators whose careers and influence are explored in Burns' PBS documentary Jazz. Sarah Vaughan is in the elite triumvirate of 20th century jazz and popular music vocalists, matched by Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday in creativity and vocal ability. Vaughan spent the majority of her career as a soloist, accompanied through the years by various orchestras under the direction of George Threadwell, Ernie Wilkins, Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Eckstine, Tadd Dameron, Hal Mooney, and Quincy Jones, all briefly represented on this disc. These 16 tracks, recorded for an assortment of labels including Mercury, Pablo, EmArcy, Musicraft, and Columbia, move from early bop-oriented material ("Interlude") to middle-of-the-road pop/jazz ("Misty," "I Feel Pretty"), concluding with a 1985 version of "Send in the Clowns." Sarah Vaughan maintained her miraculous voice throughout a career spanning five decades. While it's impossible to sum up Vaughan's history on a single disc, the highlights on Ken Burns Jazz retain enough interest for the listener to continue searching out more of her material.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/07/2000
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0731454908825
catalogNumber:
549088

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sarah Vaughan   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Tony Scott   Clarinet
Clifford Brown   Trumpet
Tadd Dameron   Conductor
Richard Davis   Bass
Billy Eckstine   Vocals
Leonard Feather   Piano
Dizzy Gillespie   Trumpet
Bob James   Piano
Budd Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Quincy Jones   Conductor
Mundell Lowe   Guitar
Herbie Mann   Flute
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Joe Pass   Guitar
Cecil Payne   Baritone Saxophone
Bud Powell   Piano
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Ronnell Bright   Piano
Aaron Sachs   Clarinet
Chuck Wayne   Guitar
Hal Mooney   Conductor
Freddy Webster   Trumpet
George Duvivier   Bass
Georgie Auld   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Benjamin   Bass
William Boucaya   Saxophone
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Kenny Clarke   Drums
Pierre Cullaz   Guitar
Art Drelinger   Clarinet,Oboe
Ernie Wilkins   Conductor
Morey Feld   Drums
Benny Golson   Reeds
Bennie Green   Trombone
Roland Hanna   Piano
Roy Haynes   Drums
J.C. Heard   Drums
Freddie Hubbard   Trumpet
Jo Hrasko   Saxophone
Marcel Hrasko   Saxophone
George Hughes   Drums
J.J. Johnson   Trombone
Harold Jones   Drums
Jimmy Jones   Piano
Jack Lesberg   Bass
Bob Maize   Bass
John Malachi   Piano
Nuncio "Toots" Mondello   Clarinet,Flute
Paul Quinichette   Tenor Saxophone
Norris "Bunny" Shawker   Drums
Zoot Sims   Saxophone
Andy Simpkins   Bass
Kirk Stuart   Piano
Ted Sturgis   Bass
Sid Weiss   Bass
Kai Winding   Trombone
Phil Woods   Reeds
Michael A. Hauser   Vibes
Bernard Kaufman   Clarinet,Flute
Charles Williams   Bass
Billy Taylor   Bass
Fran Colett   Piano
Leroy Harris   Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Composer
Stephen Sondheim   Composer
Tadd Dameron   Arranger,Composer
Erroll Garner   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Quincy Jones   Arranger
Thad Jones   Arranger
Irving Mills   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Hal Mooney   Arranger
Frank Loesser   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Ken Burns   Executive Producer
Didier C. Deutsch   Discographical Information
Ernie Wilkins   Arranger
Will Friedwald   Liner Notes
Will Hudson   Composer
Peter Keepnews   Liner Notes
Frank Paparelli   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Albert Willemetz   Composer
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Pat Sweeting   Business Consultant
Ron Goldstein   Executive Producer
Hollis King   Art Direction
Ben Young   Discographical Information
Edward Eliscu   Composer
Jacques Charles   Composer
Channing Pollack   Composer
Maurice Yvain   Composer
Raymond Leveen   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Larry Shayne   Composer
Carlos Kase   Discographical Information
John Christiana   Packaging Manager
Lauren Atlas   Packaging Manager
Clare Walker   Packaging Manager
Billy Rose   Composer
Jeff Jones   Executive Producer
Ray Joseph   Composer

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