Sarah Vaughan Plays for Lovers

Sarah Vaughan Plays for Lovers

by Sarah VaughanSarah Vaughan


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Sarah Vaughan Sings for Lovers is a collection taken from late recordings she made for the Pablo label between 1977 and 1982. Before clicking to somewhere else, consider some of the albums she made for the label: two volumes of Duke Ellington tunes that have been critically acclaimed, the brilliant Crazy and Mixed Up, and the Brazilian jazz delight Copacabana, just to name a few. In other words, Vaughan's voice was in top form until she passed away after over 50 years of recording! These 11 tracks have been chosen rather carefully and feature the great songstress in various settings. There are a number of cuts from the Ellington albums, and two of these feature the singer and her band with strings, another ("Prelude to a Kiss") with Joe Pass on guitar and pianist Mike Wofford. The reading of "Daydream" employs flutist Frank Wess, Jimmy Rowles, Zoot Sims, and Grady Tate as well as Pass. The other standards place Vaughan in amazing company as well, such as "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" with Pass and Sir Roland Hanna and "Like a Lover" with Dori Caymmi on acoustic guitar and duet vocal. All of these players are accompanists. No one has to prop up this singer. Vaughan's voice is deeply emotive, full of grace, depth, and slow-burning passion. Her phrasing is tight, and she allows the natural grain in her voice to come through the mix unfiltered. This is a beautiful love song collection, and stands in a way as a testament that many jazz artists do indeed get better with age.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/10/2006
Label: Pablo
UPC: 0025218902724
catalogNumber: 6027
Rank: 87094

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sarah Vaughan   Primary Artist,Vocals
Louie Bellson   Drums
Dori Caymmi   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Joe Pass   Guitar
Oscar Peterson   Piano
Bucky Pizzarelli   Guitar
Jimmy Rowles   Piano
Grady Tate   Drums
Mike Wofford   Piano
Ray Brown   Bass,Upright Bass
Billy Byers   Conductor
Roland Hanna   Piano
Harold Jones   Drums
Waymon Reed   Trumpet
Andy Simpkins   Bass
Frank Wess   Flute

Technical Credits

Vincent Youmans   Composer
Norman Granz   Producer,Audio Production
Billy Byers   String Arrangements
Aloysio de Oliveira   Producer
Sarah Vaughan   Producer
Val Valentin   Engineer
Scott Yanow   Liner Notes
Jamie Putnam   Art Direction
Arthur Johnston   Composer
Sam Coslow   Composer
Edward Eliscu   Composer
Billy Rose   Composer

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