Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown (Photos By William Claxton/180G/Virgin Vinyl/Gatefold Edition)
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Vinyl, Import, Original recording remastered, 9 October 2012
|Vinyl, Import, 21 December 2018||
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- Product Dimensions : 31.19 x 31.19 x 0.71 cm; 335.09 Grams
- Manufacturer : JAZZ IMAGES (WILLIAM CLAXTON SERIES)
- Manufacturer reference : WA-36581153
- Original Release Date : 2018
- Label : JAZZ IMAGES (WILLIAM CLAXTON SERIES)
- ASIN : B07FSRBMHW
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: 10,160 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown was originally issued only under the singer’s name. However, the trumpeter’s tragic death in 1956, and the fact that this was his only recorded collaboration with Vaughan, led to both of their names being featured on the covers of later re-editions. Clifford Brown died in a car accident in 1956 at the tender age of 26, bringing one of the most exciting careers in jazz to a tragic close. Sarah’s first recordings took place in 1944 with the Billy Eckstine orchestra, and she was an active participant in concerts and recording sessions with such legendary bebop stars as Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. Even though she would enjoy a long and prolific career, this early album is still regarded as one of her very best.
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This album is a classic and this rendition, despite the flaws, is worth owning.
Well anyway, i decided to buy some classy "lounge vinyls" The first was Sinatra's "Wee Small Hours" (beautiful!) then I invested in Billie Holliday's "Lady in Satin", then I wondered where to go next. Enter Amy Winehouse, whilst watching a documentary (The day she came to Dingle) Amy was interviewed and when asked about influences she mentioned Sarah Vaughan. Well Amy certainly knew a thing or two about jazz singers, so, finding this album for sale on Amazon, I decided to give it a go. What a great decision too! I cannot recommend it enough. Not only do you get to enjoy Sarah's beautiful voice, but you also get the chance to enjoy the marvellous Clifford Brown on trumpet and his fellow musicians including some superb flute & piano solos from Herbie Mann & Jimmy Jones respectively. The "jazz feel" really works well, and the instrumental passages nestle along side Sarah's vocals very naturally, without ever feeling forced into their alloted segments (hope that makes sense!). Clifford Brown's recording career was tragically short, but if you want to sample both his superb playing skills along with Sarah's marvellous singing then this recording would make for a sound investment!
It's difficult to choose any particular track as a favourite, there really isn't a poor track here! The heavyweight vinyl copy that I have is a delight, the whole process of taking the record from it's sleeve, putting it on the turntable etc., then chilling out on the sofa and letting the wonderful melodies & Sarah's soothing voice wash over you is an absolute joy. Buy it, you absolutely will not regret it !