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Sassy Swings the Tivoli
Sarah Vaughan
Sassy Swings the Tivoli
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
 
  •  Track Listings (16) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (16) - Disc #2

This two-CD set presents two hours of Sarah Vaughan performing in Copenhagen's Tivoli over a four-day period in 1963. It's Vaughan doing what she did regularly, singing strong material in the context of her working trio, m...  more »

      
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All Artists: Sarah Vaughan
Title: Sassy Swings the Tivoli
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Album Type: Live
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Vocal Jazz, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 042283278820

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This two-CD set presents two hours of Sarah Vaughan performing in Copenhagen's Tivoli over a four-day period in 1963. It's Vaughan doing what she did regularly, singing strong material in the context of her working trio, made up here of pianist Kirk Stuart, bassist Charles Williams, and drummer George Hughes. Producer Quincy Jones supposedly worked with her on selecting the tunes, but there are no surprises. The material is all familiar standards and jazz tunes, and those songs that might be unusual in another singer's repertoire--"Black Coffee" or "Poor Butterfly"--were mainstays in Vaughan's. These are wonderful performances. Vaughan's voice was as fine an instrument as has ever sung jazz and her timbre was without peer. Scatting on an uptempo song like "Sometimes I'm Happy" or her own medium-tempo "Sassy's Blues," she's as fluently inventive as almost any instrumentalist. While her ballads would sometimes become stagy in live performances--complete with asides to the band or audience--they could also be marvelous, and there are many in that category here. Vaughan's sound is so variable that she sometimes gives the impression another singer has begun a song, and she can range within a single song from the richest depths to soaring, fluting highs. There are dual versions of a few songs here--"What Is This Thing Called Love," "Lover Man," "I Cried for You"--and they demonstrate just how spontaneously creative Vaughan was. --Stuart Broomer
 

CD Reviews

MESMERIZING
Jazzcat | Genoa, Italy Italy | 12/15/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Sometimes some people call herself or himself a singer or a musician. They should listen to this record before. No singer past, present, future can be compared to Sarah Vaughan. She was music. Period. This album is surely one of her best, one absolutly to have from his illustrious 4 decades career. THE album from Sarah. Jazz at its absolute best. Music at its absolute best. Art at its absolute best. Sarah will always be there, with Bird, Diz, Monk, Miles, Art, Wes ... the greatest musicians who ever lived. I repeat this album is the MonnaLisa in Jazz."
The Real Swinger with such big surprises
Carlos from Rio | Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil | 11/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

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Oooh God! Dont be misled by the track list! Someone has said there's no surprise in it! However ...

Take 'Sometimes I'm Happy' and listen to the extraordinary uptempo swinging re-make Ms. Vaughan made out of it. A killer, for sure!

Take 'I Feel Pretty', the great waltz from "West Side Story": Ms. Vaughan begins waltzing but just for the opening chorus. Then she turns into a sensational uptempo 4/4 winging. Wow!

Repertoire is pure American standard you can find anywhere but there is a big difference here - Sarah and her trio. Pure fire live!
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The goddess Sarah, Thalia (luxurious voice! )
Max Music | 05/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is Sarah at the peak of her voice, The best CD to own, arranged by Quincy Jones, Sarah uses her considerable vocal instrument to breathe new life into standards, just listen to Maria. Every song on this double CD is worth listening to over and over, for jazz vocalist, this is a must have!"