Sarah Vaughan: Ken Burns's Jazz

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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 ...
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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.
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/7/2000
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731454908825
  • Catalog Number: 549088
  • Sales rank: 6,028

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Interlude (2:33)
  2. 2 If You Could See Me Now (2:50)
  3. 3 I Love You (2:41)
  4. 4 Can't Get out of This Mood (2:51)
  5. 5 They Can't Take That Away from Me (2:43)
  6. 6 You're Not the Kind (4:44)
  7. 7 Lover Man (3:17)
  8. 8 A Sinner Kissed an Angel (3:39)
  9. 9 Poor Butterfly (3:32)
  10. 10 Misty (3:01)
  11. 11 Great Day (2:18)
  12. 12 I Feel Pretty (2:26)
  13. 13 My Man (3:52)
  14. 14 The Nearness of You (5:08)
  15. 15 Autumn Leaves (5:33)
  16. 16 Send in the Clowns (6:14)
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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
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 Sr. Bass
Fran Colett Piano
Leroy Harris Alto Saxophone
Ron Haynes Drums
Technical Credits
Leonard Bernstein Composer
Stephen Sondheim Composer
Jimmie Davis 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
Kevin Reeves Mastering
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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