The Divine One [ASV/Living Era]

The Divine One [ASV/Living Era]

by Sarah Vaughan



While this Living Era compilation may serve as a roughly accurate core sample of Sarah Vaughan's career from 1944-1950, the inclusion of certain fluffy pop "hits" -- the tracks featuring the Richard Maltby String Orchestra and the Earle Rodgers Choir in particular -- detracts slightly even while emphasizing the vocalist's remarkable versatility, for Sarah Vaughan had the ability to sing anything under any circumstances. Her best recordings are those that find her in the company of jazz musicians, for jazz was her natural element. It was among Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Al Haig, Flip Phillips, Sid Catlett, John Kirby, Buster Bailey, Russell Procope, Tadd Dameron, Bud Powell, Max Roach, Leo Parker, Teddy Wilson, Miles Davis, Charlie Ventura, and J.C. Heard that Sarah Vaughan developed her wonderful style, influencing (and influenced by) Ella Fitzgerald. Although Living Era's The Divine One is a satisfactory introduction to Sarah Vaughan, it fairly cries out to be augmented by a comprehensive survey of her early work as presented in the Classics Chronological Series. Start with the discs covering the years 1944-1946, 1946-1947, and 1949-1950, as these compilations contain many of her very best jazz performances on record.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/21/2002
Label: Asv Living Era
UPC: 0743625542325
catalogNumber: 5423

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sarah Vaughan   Primary Artist
Tony Scott   Clarinet
Buster Bailey   Clarinet
Will Bradley   Trombone
Casey   Guitar
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Tadd Dameron   Piano
Miles Davis   Trumpet
Leonard Feather   Piano
Dizzy Gillespie   Trumpet
Freddie Green   Guitar
Haig   Piano
Budd Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
John Kirby   String Bass
Mundell Lowe   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Leo Parker   Baritone Saxophone
Flip Phillips   Tenor Saxophone
Bud Powell   Piano
Max Roach   Drums
Charlie Ventura   Tenor Saxophone
Teddy Wilson   Piano
Billy Butterfield   Trumpet
Cozy Cole   Drums
Bill DeArango   Guitar
Bob Haggart   String Bass
George Kelly   Tenor Saxophone
Buddy Morrow   Trombone
Aaron Sachs   Clarinet
Chuck Wayne   Guitar
Caiola   Guitar
Stan Freeman   Piano
Bill Pritchard   Trombone
Russell Procope   Alto Saxophone
William Barker   Drums
Stan Webb   Alto Saxophone
Freddy Webster   Trumpet
Eddie Safranski   String Bass
Jimmy Abato   Saxophone
Georgie Auld   Tenor Saxophone
Bill Beason   Drums
Joe Benjamin   String Bass
Scoville Brown   Alto Saxophone
Don Byas   Tenor Saxophone
Frank Carroll   String Bass
Big Sid Catlett   Drums
Kenny Clarke   Drums
Rupert Cole   Alto Saxophone
John Collins   Guitar
Sid Cooper   Alto Saxophone
Eddie de Verteuill   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Jesse Drakes   Trumpet
Morey Feld   Drums
Harold Feldman   Tenor Saxophone
Gibson   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Lowell Hastings   Tenor Saxophone
Roy Haynes   Drums
J.C. Heard   Drums
George James   Baritone Saxophone
Jimmy Jones   Piano,Celeste
Billy Kyle   Piano
Jack Lesberg   String Bass
Jimmy Maxwell   Trumpet
Nuncio "Toots" Mondello   Alto Saxophone
Tony Mottola   Guitar
Sam Musiker   Clarinet
Charlie Parker   Alto Saxophone
Hank Ross   Bass Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Curly Russell   String Bass
Hymie Schertzer   Alto Saxophone
Norris "Bunny" Shawker   Drums
Mock Shopnick   String Bass
Terry Snyder   Drums
Ted Sturgis   String Bass
Nicholas Tagg   Piano
Billy Rowland   Piano
Andrew Ferretti   Trumpet
Russell Banzer   Saxophone
John d'Agostino   Trombone
John Fulton   Saxophone
Bernard Kaufman   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Jack Satterfield   Trombone
Harry Terrill   Alto Saxophone
George Treadwell   Trumpet
William Versaci   Saxophone
Billy Taylor   String Bass
Ermet Perry   Trumpet
Clarence Brereton   Trumpet
Roger Jones   Trumpet
Art Drellinger   Tenor Saxophone
Wolfie Tannenbaum   Baritone Saxophone
Hal Mitchell   Trumpet
Leroy Harris   Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Kurt Weill   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
María Mendez Grever   Composer
Harry (Henry) Thacker Burleigh   Arranger
Stanley Adams   Composer
Fred E. Ahlert   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Sonny Burke   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Walter Gross   Composer
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Frank Paparelli   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Roy Turk   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Eden Ahbez   Composer
Peter Dempsey   Liner Notes
DuBose Heyward   Composer
Joe Young   Composer
Maxwell Anderson   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Raymond Leveen   Composer
Hans Lengsfelder   Composer

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