Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan - Sarah Vaughan
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When she didn't make enough money for Columbia by offering popularly oriented musical content dictated by the label, she was offered a contract with Mercury in 1953, which suited her better since Sarah Vaughan could blossom musically by moving closer to more jazz-oriented proposals.

With the EmArcy sub-branch, Sarah Vaughan and the incredible trumpet player Clifford Brown decided to team up to produce a joint album that would bear the singer's name, released in 1954 and (not 1955).

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(Yeah yeah I get that it's pointless to number theme and include a header if I'm not doing every single album leave me alone. I just like my headers ok!)

Sarah Vaughan is probably the greatest vocal jazz album...ever? Easily in the top 5 for me if it isn't #1. This album gives one of the most unique takes on the concept of vocal jazz I've ever seen preformed. Instead of singing over these soft saxphone backed ballads likes Frank Sinatra or a Chet Baker, Sarah goes all out. Not just a ... read more


There are levels to Sarah Vaughan singing and Clifford Brown playing here. Even though the album may be too one note for modern ears, their talents makes it irresistibly charming. This a must have for any music fan, let alone those who enjoy jazz.

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Track List

  1. Lullaby of Birdland
  2. April in Paris
  3. He's My Guy
  4. Jim
  5. You're Not the Kind
  6. Embraceable You
  7. I'm Glad There Is You
  8. September Song
  9. It's Crazy

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Added on: March 7, 2016