Sarah Vaughan records ‘Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown’ for Emarcy (1954)

Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown‘ is an album also known as ‘Sarah Vaughan,’ recorded on December 18, 1954 and released in 1955 by Emarcy.

Track Listing : 1.Lullaby Of Birdland (George Shearing, George David Weiss) – 04:06 . 2.April In Paris (Vernon Duke, E.Y. Yip Harburg) – 06:26 . 3.He’S My Guy (Gene De Paul, Don Raye) – 04:17 . 4.Jim (Caesar Petrillo, Edward Ross, Nelson Shawn) – 05:56 . 5.You’Re Not The Kind (Will Hudson, Irving Mills) – 04:48 . 6.Embraceable You (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 04:54 . 7.I’M Glad There Is You (Jimmy Dorsey, Paul Mertz) – 05:14 . 8.September Song (Maxwell Anderson, Kurt Weill) – 05:50 . 9.It’S Crazy (Dorothy Fields, Richard Rodgers) – 05:01

William Claxton

Musicians : Sarah Vaughan – Vocals . Clifford Brown – Trumpet . Paul Quinichette – Tenor Saxophone . Herbie Mann – Flute . Jimmy Jones – Piano . Joe Benjamin – Bass . Roy Haynes – Drums . Ernie Wilkins – Conductor

Production : Produced By Bob Shad

Package : Michael Bourne – Liner Notes . William Claxton asterisques RVM – Photography . Michael Ullman – Liner Notes

Recorded On December 18, 1954 at the Fine Sound Studio in New York.

Released in 1955 By Emarcy.

(Source Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown | Sarah Vaughan @ Wikipedia)

Clifford Brown‘ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]’ />

Brown comes back for eight moreand, at the conclusion of his solo, Vaughan enters with a melismatic display so fresh that it is the highlight of the song, if not the whole album. She finishes the tune leaving the listener with a sense of great optimism. […]

So Shad had Sarah and just her rhythm section record Embraceable You to finish the date. The other musicians at the session were dropped, presumably to minimize the risk of false starts and performance errors that would demand additional takes and time […]

azz History
The plainly-titled album “Sarah Vaughan” has been properly acclaimed as one of the finest vocal albums ever made. Yet in a sense, it is more profound than that: it represents a high point from musicians who would find even greater heights to conquer. […]


Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown‘ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]


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