Friday, April 23, 2010

Sarah Vaughan - Sarah Vaughan (1955)

When it comes to female jazz vocalists, to me, there are only two- Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan. But what do I know about vocal jazz? I don't listen to all that much, I think that the lead instruments in jazz provide more than enough of a voice to the music itself- but Sarah Vaughan...

This is one of those rare albums that I can click play on (that sounds antithetical to the listening process, it should read, "drop the needle on...") anytime of day or any mood, because of the timelessness of not only Vaughan's voice but Clifford Brown's trumpeting, (this album is also known as Sarah Vaughan
with Clifford Brown) it somehow manages to soothe my mind.

I read somewhere that Vaughan said this was her favorite album of hers, and it's my favorite of hers, too.


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