Article number: 23121302
Sarah out did herself. She was the perfect jazz singer. Pitch, lucidity, range, & "improvisation"! Pablo Records released 4 ***** albums by Sarah Vaughan: How Long Has This Been Going On, Duke Ellington Songbook v.2, Crazy & Mixed Up, & this one. V.1 of Ellington was only ****. This set of mainly older & lesser known songs were perfect for Sarah. She 1st grabbed us by doing the best jazz version of Send In The Clowns & then lavished us with jewels such as the swingers,(I Hadn't Anyone Till You & Just Friends) & laments (Indian Summer & If You Could See Me Now). With all 10 tracks, Sassy show her divinity by getting to the essence of every song. Sarah somehow puts all other jazz female singers to shame. They were all great in their own way! But, didn't Sarah only & truly make her voice an isntrument? Here, that voice is truly intergrated with the band. It's too bad that she was held back & unable to go whole hog. Pablo probably wanted to sell more copies. "Keep that Divine Sassiness in check" was probably thought. Although she complied, Sarah showed us all what the perfect jazz singer can do to 10 perfect songs. If I get to Heaven, may I greeted by the Divine One & The Count.
Tracklist: 1.I've Gotta Right To Sing The Blues - 2.Just Friends - 3.If You Could See Me Now - 4.Ill Wind - 5.When Your Lover Has Gone - 6.Send In The Clowns - 7.I Hadn't Any One Till You - 8.All The Things Are You - 9.Indian Summer - 10.From This Moment On