Sarah Vaughn - Sophisticated Lady
Pilz Jazz Divas1995
CD Release Date Jul 04, 2006
Bitrate: mp3 320 kbps
Sarah Lois Vaughan (nicknamed "Sassy" and "The Divine One") (March 27, 1924, Newark, New Jersey – April 3, 1990, Los Angeles, California) was an American jazz singer, described as "possessor of one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century".
Sarah Vaughan was a three time Grammy Award winner. The National Endowment for the Arts honored Sarah Vaughan with its highest honor in jazz, the NEA Jazz Masters Award in 1989.
Sarah Vaughan's contribution to the female jazz vocal genre, during the twentieth century, puts her alongside the likes of Dinah Washington, Billie Holliday and Ella Fitzgerald.
As a child Sarah Vaughan sang in church and had extensive piano lessons from 1931-39, which helped her become a capable keyboardist.
After she won an amateur contest at the Apollo Theatre, she was hired for the Earl Hines big band as a singer and second vocalist.
Unfortunately, the musicians' recording strike kept her off record during this period (1943-44).
When lifelong friend Billy Eckstine broke away to form his own orchestra, Vaughan joined him, making her recording debut.
She enjoyed her time with Eckstine's orchestra, where she became influenced by a couple of his sidemen, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, both of whom had also been with Hines during her stint.
Sarah Vaughn - Sophisticated Lady Tracks:
01 When Your Lover Has Gone
03 The Nearness of You
04 Sophisticated Lady
05 Star Eyes
06 I Remember You
07 When Sunny Gets Blue
08 'Round Midnight
09 It Might as Well Be Spring
10 The Lord's Prayer