Send in the Clowns: The Very Best of Sarah Vaughan:

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
The Very Best of Sarah Vaughan? There's respectable music on the 13 tracks selected for this compilation, Send in the Clowns: The Very Best of Sarah Vaughan, but no knowledgeable jazz fan would find that an accurate label. Considering her recording career spanned more than 40 years, the selections cover ridiculously fragmentary slices of her body of work for something bearing a "very best of" title. There are just two cuts predating the early '70s ("Black Coffee" and "Vanity," from the late '40s and early '50s); most of the rest was done between 1972 and 1974, with three '80s recordings closing the disc. Nor would many fans consider her mainstream pop cover of "Send ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
The Very Best of Sarah Vaughan? There's respectable music on the 13 tracks selected for this compilation, Send in the Clowns: The Very Best of Sarah Vaughan, but no knowledgeable jazz fan would find that an accurate label. Considering her recording career spanned more than 40 years, the selections cover ridiculously fragmentary slices of her body of work for something bearing a "very best of" title. There are just two cuts predating the early '70s ("Black Coffee" and "Vanity," from the late '40s and early '50s); most of the rest was done between 1972 and 1974, with three '80s recordings closing the disc. Nor would many fans consider her mainstream pop cover of "Send in the Clowns" a Vaughan highlight. Though not as unpalatable, her live 1982 cover of "I've Got a Crush on You/Foggy Day," and the two cuts from her 1987 Brazilian Romance album, likewise are hardly close to the most essential tracks she laid down. Otherwise, the material's taken from live 1973 Tokyo performances and her lushly orchestrated 1972 Sarah Vaughan with Michel Legrand record. There are, of course, some good songs on this disc, and excellent vocals from Vaughan on most of the numbers. Just know that it's probably not going to fulfill your expectations of her very best work. Also note that the liner notes are exceptionally brief, though they still manage to misprint her birthdate as 1964 instead of 1924.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/1/2006
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 828768027325
  • Catalog Number: 80273

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sarah Vaughan Primary Artist
Conte Candoli Trumpet
Dori Caymmi Guitar
Buddy Childers Trumpet
Pete Christlieb Woodwind
Bob Cooper Woodwind
George Duke Keyboards
Michel Legrand Conductor
Shelly Manne Drums
Jerome Richardson Woodwind
Bud Shank Woodwind
Ziggy Elman Trumpet
Bob Haggart Bass
Mort Herbert Violin
Chuck Rainey Electric Bass
Babe Russin Saxophone
George Van Eps Guitar
Mike Wofford Keyboards
Marilyn Baker Viola
Artie Kane Keyboards
Jimmy Cobb Drums
Al Aarons Trumpet
Israel Baker Violin
Gary Barone Trumpet
Thelma Beach Violin
Arnold Belnick Violin
Meyer Bello Viola
Chuck Berghofer Bass
George Berres Violin
Verlye Mills Harp
Maurice Brown Cello
Ray Brown Bass
Frederick Buldrini Violin
Larry Bunker Percussion
Kenneth Burward-Hoy Viola
Herman Clebanoff Violin
Larry Corbett Cello
Shirley Cornell Violin
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Dave Grusin Keyboards
Rollice Dale Viola
Jesse Ehrlich Cello
Nick Fatool Drums
Harold Feldman Saxophone
Chuck Findley Trumpet
Bernard Fleischer Woodwind
George Gaffney Piano
Irving Geller Violin
John Gianelli Bass
Joseph Goodman Violin
Paul Griffin Conductor
John Guerin Drums
Allan Harshman Viola
Todd Hemmenway Cello
R. Hill Violin
Bill Hinshaw French Horn
Bill Hood Woodwind
Jean Hugo Violin
Isadore Zir Viola
Alphonso Johnson Bass
Harold Jones Drums
Anatol Kaminsky Violin
George Kast Violin
Milton Kestenbaum Bass
Ray Kramer Cello
Connie Kupka Violin
Carl LaMagna Violin
Harry Lawson Saxophone
Marvin Limonick Violin
Don Lodice Saxophone
Charles Loper Trombone
Sinclair Lott French Horn
Edgar Lustgarten Cello
Dick Macker French Horn
Arthur Maebe French Horn
Bob Magnusson Bass
Virginia Majewski Viola
Gordon Marron Strings Violin
Jimmy Maxwell Trumpet
Peter Mercurio Bass
Erno Neufeld Violin
Mary Newkirk Viola
Gareth "Garry" Nuttycombe Viola
Wilbert Nuttycombe Violin
Robert Ostrowsky Viola
Richard Perissi French Horn
George Price French Horn
Ralph Pyle French Horn
Milt Raskin Piano
Dorothy Remsen Harp
George Roberts Trombone
Frank Rosolino Trombone
Jay Rosen Violin
Emmet Sargeant Cello
Ralph Schaeffer Viola
Carl Schroeder Piano
Norris "Bunny" Shawker Drums
Sylvan Shulman Violin
Ray Siegel Bass
Andy Simpkins Bass
Fred Stulce Saxophone
Tommy Tedesco Guitar
Michael Tilson Thomas Conductor
Milton Thomas Viola
Lloyd Ulyate Trombone
Carlos Vega Drums
Dorothy Wade Violin
Ernie Watts Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Paul Weston Conductor
Arthur Zadinsky Violin
Shari Zippert Violin
Vincent DeRosa French Horn
Marilyn Graham Violin
Gayle Levant Harp
Ronald Folson Violin
Alex Murray Violin
Mickey Nadel Bass
Barry Socher Violin
Melvin "Red" Solomon Trumpet
Marie Fera Cello
Bill Hybel Violin
Arnold Koblentz Oboe
Abe Luboff Bass
Suzie Katayama Cello
John d'Agostino Trombone
Sam Freed Violin
Leonard Hartman Saxophone
Bernard Kaufman Saxophone
Howard Kay Violin
Robert Sanov Violin
Zelly Smirnoff Violin
Elmer Smithers Trombone
Joe Stepansky Violin
Wolfe Taninbaum Saxophone
Harry Terrill Saxophone
Rubin Zarchy Trumpet
Grover Mitchell & His Orchestra Trombone
Tommy Johnson Tuba
Muni Morrow Trombone
Henry Rowland Piano
Fred Seykoura Cello
Alex Nieman Viola
William Schaefer Trombone
Frank Fletcher-Beach Trumpet
Allan W. Thompson Trombone
Bob Knight Trombone
Ron Cooper Cello
Dan Huff Guitar
Gordon Griffith Trumpet
Henry Roos Saxophone
John Fell Ryan Bass
Bernie Kundall Violin
Glenn Dicterow Violin
David H. Speltz Cello
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Stephen Sondheim Composer
Sergio Mendes Composer, Producer
Milton Nascimento Composer
Dori Caymmi Arranger
Michel Legrand Arranger, Composer
Alan Bergman Composer
Marilyn Bergman Composer
Johnny Burke Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Paul Griffin Arranger
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Marty Paich Arranger
Don Raye Composer
Bob Shad Producer
James Van Heusen Composer
Paul Francis Webster Composer
Paul Weston Arranger
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
DuBose Heyward Composer
Ronaldo Bastos Composer
Patricia Johnston Composer
Guy Wood Composer
Jack Manus Composer
Bernard Bierman Composer
Rene Vincent Composer
Raymond Hubbell Composer
Steven Epstein Producer
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