Complete Recordings with Clifford Brown
Clifford Brown, Herbie Mann, Paul Quinichette, Jimmy Jones, Roy Haynes
Clifford Brown & The Ladies of Jazz Project.
This issue features the classic collaboration between singer Sarah Vaughan and trumpeter Clifford Brown in a spontaneous yet coherent setting, swinging up a storm. Surrounded by great musicians (Clifford Brown, Herbie Mann, Paul Quinichette, Jimmy Jones and Roy Haynes, among others), excellent arrangements by Ernie Wilkins and a program of no less than good and often great songs (Its Crazy, Jim, Lullaby Of Birdland, September Song, Embraceable You, and others), she gives inspired performances. In this edition, they have included as bonus tracks a complete trio session from the spring of the same year with pianist John Malachi.
01. September Song
02. Lullaby Of Birdland
03. I'm Glad There Is You
04. You're Not The Kind
06. He's My Guy
07. April In Paris
08. It's Crazy
09. Embraceable You
10. Lullaby Of Birdland [Alt. Take]
11. Lover man*
12. Shulie A Bop*
13. Polka Dots And Moonbeams*
14. Body And Soul*
15. They Can't Take That Away From Me*
16. Prelude To A Kiss*
17. You Hit The Spot*
18. If I Knew Then (What I Know Now)*
Total time: 73:06 min.
Tracks #1-9, from the original 12" LP
"Sarah Vaughan" (EmArcy MG-36004)
(*) Bonus tracks not on the original album
All tracks recorded in New York City, 1954
Sarah has made many wonderful records, but to me, this particular session is one of her very best.