Sarah Vaughan With Count Basie CD (1996)

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Label Emd/blue Note
SKU 60296308
UPC 724383724123
UPC 14 00724383724123
Format CD
Release Date 4/2/1996
Author Count Basie/Sarah Vaughan
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Associated Artist/Work Armstrong, Louis
Technical Info
Engineer Bobby Arnold
CatalogID CDP 8372412
Lable Name Blue Note (Label)
Released 04/01/1996
Original Release 1962
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 46m : 3s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00724383724123
Musical Guests
Joe Williams
Freddie Green
Joe Newman
Snooky Young
Al Grey
Frank Wess
Thad Jones
Frank Foster
Billy Mitchell
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Sarah Vaughan, Joe Williams (vocals); Frank Foster (arranger, tenor saxophone); Thad Jones (arranger, trumpet); Ernie Wilkins (arranger); Frank Wess (alto & tenor saxophones, flute); Marshall Royal (alto saxophone, clarinet); Billy Mitchell (tenor saxophone); Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone, flute); Sonny Cohn, Joe Newman, Snooky Young (trumpet); Henry Coker, Al Grey, Benny Powell (trombone); Kirk Stuart (piano); Freddie Green (guitar); Eddie Jones (bass); Sonny Payne (drums).
Reissue producer: Michael Cuscuna.
Recorded at Capitol Studios, New York, New York in July 1960 and January 1961. Includes liner notes by James Gavin.
Personnel: Count Basie (piano); Sarah Vaughan (vocals); Joe Williams (vocals); Freddie Green (guitar); Frank Wess (flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Charlie Fowlkes (flute, baritone saxophone); Marshall Royal (clarinet, alto saxophone); Frank Foster , Billy Mitchell (tenor saxophone); Joe Newman , Snooky Young, Thad Jones, Sonny Cohn (trumpet); Henry Coker, Al Grey, Benny Powell (trombone); Kirk Stuart (piano); Sonny Payne (drums).
Liner Note Author: James Gavin.
Recording information: Capitol Studios, NY (07/1960-01/1961).
Arrangers: Ernie Wilkins; Frank Foster ; Thad Jones.
While this album is misleadingly titled (Count Basie doesn't appear on the record at all--the piano is actually played by Kirk Stuart), it's a brilliant teaming of the Count Basie Orchestra and the legendary Sarah Vaughan. Basie's legacy was largely due to his band leading skills, and he rarely featured himself on record or in concert; to hear the sound and approach that Basie's sidemen use is to hear the musical conception and style of Basie himself.
"Perdido" and "Alone" showcase Sarah Vaughan's incredible range and perfectly controlled vibrato, and "Teach Me Tonight" and "If I Were a Bell" feature Vaughan with Joe Williams, the latter featuring the two singing icons trading lyrics back and forth. Marked by wonderful Thad Jones arrangements, COUNT BASIE AND SARAH VAUGHAN swings hard, and melts the heart.
Professional Reviews
JazzTimes (10/96, p.117) - "...Although the leader's seat at the piano was filled by Kirk Stuart, Sarah's accompanist at the time, the band still functioned in its most professional mode..."
Disc 1
1 Perdido
2 Lover Man
3 I Cried For You
4 Alone
5 There Are Such Things
6 Mean To Me
7 Gentleman Is A Dope, The
8 You Go To My Head
9 Until I Met You
10 You Turned The Tables On Me
11 Little Man (You've Had A Busy Day)
12 Teach Me Tonight - (bonus track)
13 If I Were A Bell - (bonus track)
14 Until I Met You - (alternate version)

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