Sarah Vaughan’s ‘How Long Has This Been Going On?’ is a studio album recorded on April 25, 1978 with a quartet led by Oscar Peterson and reelased the same year by Pablo.
Track Listing : 1.I’Ve Got The World On A String (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 05:38 . 2.Midnight Sun (Sonny Burke, Lionel Hampton, Johnny Mercer) – 04:40 . 3.How Long Has This Been Going On? (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 06:03 . 4.You’Re Blasé (Ord Hamilton, Bruce Sievier) – 05:10 . 5.Easy Living (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) – 04:40 . 6.More Than You Know (Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose, Vincent Youmans) – 06:46 . 7.My Old Flame (Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnston) – 06:14 . 8.Teach Me Tonight (Sammy Cahn, Gene De Paul) – 03:06 . 9.Body And Soul (Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green) – 03:43 . 10.When Your Lover Has Gone (Einar Aaron Swan) – 02:54
Musicians : Sarah Vaughan – Vocal . Oscar Peterson – Piano . Joe Pass – Guitar . Ray Brown – Double Bass . Louie Bellson – Drums
Production : Produced By Norman Granz Alan Yoshida – Mastering . Val Valentin – Engineer
Package : Phil Stern – Photography . Sheldon Marks – Design . Peter Grant – Design . Norman Granz – Design
Recorded On April 25, 1978.
Released In 1978 By Pablo.
All ten of the melodies are veteran standards that she knew backwards but still greeted with enthusiasm. A very good example of late-period Sarah Vaughan. […]
1969SL @ RateYourMusic
A summit of jazz giants, this album has majestic Sarah Vaughan backed by hand-picked all-star combo of virtuoso musicians and through all the sparks and beauty it’s clear they inspire each other. […]
Mono & Stereo
On this album, Vaughan’s voice is played as an instrument – much more so than Ella Fitzgerald’s on another of my favorite vocal jazz albums. Listen to side 2 track 2 – My Old Flame – just Sarah and Joe Pass on guitar and it’s almost operatic and hypnotic. […]