Sarah Vaughan - Sarah Vaughan - 180g LP

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Sarah Vaughan - Sarah Vaughan - 180g LP
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AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head

Acoustic Sounds Series  - EmArcy MG-36004 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl

 AAA 100% Analogue - Masrered by Ryan K. Smith

Limited Edition - Pressed at QRP Quality Record Pressings 

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"The Verve CD, by comparison, stacks the musicians front to back, boosts the bass artificially and sounds. The (Ryan K. Smith) mastering and the pressing from Quality Record Pressings, however, is perfect. The packaging is better by far than an original, with the deluxe Stoughton foldout cover offering bonus Hermann Leonard photographs. This is everything a vinyl reissue should be." Recording = 9/10; Music = 10/10 — Dennis D. Davis, Hi-Fi +, Issue 194

Outstanding job on this reissue. the sound is clear and quiet. Thank you for giving us this wonderful album and reissue series 5/5 LPreview

The reissue ounds markedly better than the original pressing. A must-have." — Performance = 5/5; Sonics = 4.5/5 — Fred Kaplan, Stereophile May 2021

Acoustic Sounds Series reissues from Verve/Universal Music Enterprises!
 
Monthly releases highlighting the world's most historic and best jazz records!
 
Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound from the original analog tapes
 
180-gram LPs pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
 
Stoughton Printing gatefold old-style tip-on jackets
"Sarah Vaughan was the supreme jazz singer. Smoky lows, silky highs, precise articulation across five octaves, a keen connection with a lyric, boundless harmonic inventiveness, and a sense of swing, which swayed and simmered, front and center, always. Later, Vaughan barely hid her boredom when stuck with material that didn't suit her, but at her peaks, with small ensembles, she was, and remains, matchless. This eponymous album, recorded in December 1954 when Vaughan was just 30, ranks among her classics — and thus among the classics of jazz vocal albums. Midtempo standards ("Lullaby of Birdland," "April in Paris," "Embraceable You") a top-notch sextet (with Clifford Brown, whose death in a car crash a year-and-a-half later, at 25, would cut short the career of a trumpeter rivaled only by Miles Davis); and Vaughan's evocative, mesmerizing, naturally gorgeous voice — what more could you want? Good sound? The sound here, better than you might expect from 66-year-old mono tapes, is more than good enough. Vaughan is particularly present — up close, full-blooded, and detailed — as are the horns when they solo. The other instruments are a bit distant but not hooded. There is a slight electronic haze over the proceedings, as on several Mercury recordings of the era, but it's barely noticeable, except compared with say, Ella Fitzgerald's sonic jaw-droppers for Verve a few years later. The reissue sounds markedly better than the original pressing. A must-have." — Performance = 5/5; Sonics = 4.5/5 — Fred Kaplan, Stereophile May 2021
 
Seeking to offer definitive audiophile grade versions of some of the most historic and best jazz records ever recorded, Verve Label Group and Universal Music Enterprises' new audiophile Acoustic Sounds vinyl reissue series utilizes the skills of top mastering engineers and the unsurpassed production craft of Quality Record Pressings. All titles are mastered from the original analog tapes, pressed on 180-gram vinyl and packaged by Stoughton Printing Co. in high-quality gatefold sleeves with tip-on jackets.
 
This 1954 studio date, a self-titled album recorded for Emarcy, was later reissued as Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown to denote the involvement of one of the top trumpeters of the day. Vaughan sings nine intimate standards with a band including Brown on trumpet, Herbie Mann on flute, and Paul Quinichette on tenor, each of which have plenty of space for solos (most of the songs are close to the five-minute mark).
 
AllMusic says Vaughan is arguably in the best voice of her career here, pausing and lingering over notes on the standards "April in Paris," "Jim," and "Lullaby of Birdland." As touching as Vaughan is, however, Brown almost equals her with his solos on "Lullaby of Birdland," "Jim," and "September Song," displaying his incredible bop virtuosity in a restrained setting without sacrificing either the simple feeling of his notes or the extraordinary flair of his choices.
 
Musicians
Sarah Vaughan vocals
Clifford Brown trumpet
Paul Quinichette tenor sax
Herbie Mann flute
Jimmy Jones piano
Joe Benjamin bass
Roy Haynes drums
 
1. Lullaby of Birdland
2. April in Paris
3. He's My Guy
4. Jim
5. You're Not The Kind
6. Embraceable You
7. I'm Glad There Is You
8. September Song
9. It's Crazy
10. Lullaby Of Birdland
Musicians:

Sarah Vaughan, vocals
Clifford Brown, trumpet
Herbie Mann, flute
Paul Quinichette, tenor sax
Jimmy Jones, piano
Joe Benjamin, bass
Roy Haynes, drums
Ernie Wilkins, arranger, conductor

Selections:

1. Lullaby of Birdland
2. April in Paris
3. He's My Guy
4. Jim
5. You're Not The Kind
6. Embraceable You
7. I'm Glad There Is You
8. September Song
9. It's Crazy
 
: Dezember 1954
 

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