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At Mister Kelly's

Sarah Vaughan

1957

At Mister Kelly's

Album Summary

At Mister Kelly's is a 1957 live album by American jazz singer Sarah Vaughan, recorded at Mister Kelly's jazz club in Chicago.

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Rating

3.43

Votes

5102

Genres

  • Jazz
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Thu Apr 22 2021
4

Well, I'm a fan of Sarah Vaughan, but not of live albums. She is possibly my favourite vocalist of the big band era, so I gave this an honest chance. It's pretty cool. But I'd still rather listen to her studio recordings. I don't get anything from the MC introducing, or the crowd coughing, or Sarah and the band messing up one of the tracks. On the closing track, "How High the Moon", she sings (without breaking her stride) "Ella Fitzgerald does this song real crazy", then does a kind of impression of Ella's scat singing. Now there's something cool that you wouldn't hear in the studio I guess. Her voice sounds great as always, and the original concise selection of 9 tracks is strong. (All the reissues more than double this number. Will we ever get away from the early CD era mentality of "cram as much bonus stuff on the disc as possible"?) Overall, this is probably a 3.5 from me, but I will round it up to 4 given that none of Sarah's studio material seems to appear in the 1001 list (which by the way is a fucking travesty given how many redundant picks of post-1960 white male rock music they managed to fit in).

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Tue Dec 07 2021
5

Amazing voice. A gig I'd have liked to have been at, sat at a table with an Old Fashioned and pack of cigarettes.

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Sat Jun 26 2021
5

Loved practically everything about this. The old-timey recording nature of this live performance (I imagine in a smallish lounge at Mister Kelly's) gives this such an intimate feel. Moments like the man introducing Sarah Vaughan and cracking a joke about all the attendees being "Mercury recording artists," the artist joking about messing up a song and the crowd laughing around her, and the small talk and glasses clinking in the background really make you feel like you're a part of the performance. I typically enjoy instrumental jazz more, but she's got a great voice that really captivated me for the entire album Saved: September In The Rain, Be Anything But Darling Be Mine

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Thu Apr 22 2021
5

This album is like the smoothest cup of coffee and the warmest blanket on the coldest day.

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Wed Apr 14 2021
5

This is unbelievably good.

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Tue Dec 14 2021
5

A beautiful intimate performance. Sympathetic accompaniment, tasteful playing and a great batch of songs. Sarah's voice is impeccable, rhe arrangements are perfect and her delivery; relaxed inimate and rhythmicly they swing. Don't often understand the rhyme or reason behind some of the non-rock choices but for this one I'm grateful that I was able to discover this amazing album 5 🌟

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Fri Aug 19 2022
5

Really loved her rendition of “Just One of Those Things” and “Honeysuckle Rose.” “How High the Moon” was also great. She felt really playful and that made it all the more entertaining. It’s great when jazz singers don’t take themselves so seriously. Mister Kelly’s always has great acts. Maybe the venue brings out the best in performers. Anita O’Day released her Mister Kelly’s the following year I believe, in 1958, and that’s also quite an experience. Again, very loose and fun show to listen to. Great interaction between band members. Hopefully there’s some Anita on this list… This was a great listen regardless

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Mon Jun 14 2021
4

This album takes you back to a time when lounge singers and dinner clubs were an actual option. Vaughan's voice rises and swoons as she weaves a spell capturing the magic of an era.

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Fri Oct 15 2021
4

First off, the improvised humor during the second song (Willow Weep For Me) and throughout the last song (How High The Moon) put a smile on my face. It was enjoyable to hear an artist just rolling with it in a live performance. And honestly, if you weren't paying close attention, I think it would just roll by you as a listener as well. It's a testament to how clean, tight and yet how fluid Sarah Vaughan and the Trio are across this album. Everything about this album felt in perfect balance, which I find especially remarkable given it's a recording of a live performance. Sarah's vocals are an enchanting blend of smooth, pitch perfect and with a touch of smokey rasp. She carries every tune perfectly and doesn't overly-adorn, preferring instead to be straight to the point. And sitting just below the canopy of the vocals is the remarkably stout trunk that is the backing trio. Their performance was equaly clear, concise and beautiful. All told, it's a lovely album, made more special by the candor and simplicity that comes from the stripped down production of recording a live performance.

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Fri Dec 03 2021
4

What a stunning voice, and what a beautifully ambient album. I'm not familiar with vocal jazz in general, and this makes me want to explore the genre more. My top pick is 'Willow Weep for Me', both for the lovely melancholic sound and the interaction with the crowd.

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Fri Feb 04 2022
4

Exquisite voice and accomplished confident performer. I usually choose to listen to Ella for this type of jazz, but Sarah Vaughan's voice is so smooth. Great piano playing (drums and bass are so good you don't notice them). Lovely recording.

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Mon Mar 28 2022
4

It's rare that a Live album should be considered a must listen, this is one of them. There is something about early Jazz and the American Songbook that only improves when performed live in a small club. Sarah Vaughn is one of the top females singers from this era, sometimes overshadowed by Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, her voice remained at it's peak throughout her career and didn't suffer the fallbacks that the others did. Good solid performance. 4/5.

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Tue Apr 05 2022
4

Sweet voice and nice toned down show. Not the most exciting thing in the world, but there was an intimacy to it I found very valuable.

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Tue May 17 2022
4

I love how relaxed the atmosphere is on the album. It is like Sarah Vaughan is putting on a show just for you. Such an intimate live album as opposed to the at times bombastic stadium fillers. I need to listen to Sarah Vaughan some more.

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Tue Jun 07 2022
4

No idea who this is, which doesn't bode well. And it appears to be a live album, so it's got that going for it too. If I vote it higher than 2 on general principle, it's going to be an amazing record. OK, so I've listened to it and it's a 4 star. Her voice is nothing short of amazing. The band are well mic'd and tighter than a gnat's twat. Obviously if this were studio recorded it'd be five stars, but there we go...

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Mon Jun 27 2022
4

This is a live album featuring Sarah Vaughan and her trio recorded at the legendary Chicago jazz club Mister Kelly's on Rush St in 1957. Sarah Vaughan also known as "Sassy" and "The Divine One" was a decorated (Grammy's, jazz awards) jazz vocalist starting in the 1940's with a great, tremendous voice. Her trio consisted of Jimmy Jones-piano, Richard Davis-double bass and Roy Haynes-drums. The songs have Sarah covering jazz and musical standards from the 20's, 30's, 40's and 50's. This is a pretty laid back affair: Sarah's voice dominates with a softer jazz backing band. The man who introduces the concert tells the audience she will be singing from lyric sheets. And, in a few songs she flat out says she doesn't know the lyrics. One of those songs, "How High the Moon", is one of my favorite on the album as she says it's an Ella Fitzgerald song, doesn't know the lyrics and starts improvising. It was fantastic. Other song highlights included "Stairway to the Star" - Incredible vocal ending, "Lucky in Love" and "Poor Butterfly." I'd imagine this would hit the spot on a Sunday afternoon while reading a book or doing something. Honestly, at 113 minutes, it was rather long. If your into more relaxing jazz music with an incredible vocalist, this is your album. I appreciated it for that.

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Fri Jul 08 2022
4

I had never heard of Sarah Vaughan before this. As soon as I heard her voice, I opened up Wikipedia and started reading up on her; evidently she was very important back in her day. Her voice sounds so inviting, and her vibrato is incredible. It's so warm and enticing that it makes one feel like they're in the room with her as she's singing. I'll definitely have to look into her other work at some point. Favorites: September in the Rain, Just One of those Things

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Mon Jul 18 2022
4

Super smooth. Sarah Vaughan is up there in my favourite jazz vocalists, and I think this is the album of hers that I have most enjoyed. Stripped of her usual highly orchestrated, string-heavy arrangements to a bare trio backing, intimately recorded, you get to hear her beautiful tone and phrasing without distraction. There is a touch more breathiness and slight husk in the quieter moments that sounds close and real. Her ability to deliver a real emotional content is wonderful. Probably my favourite Sarah Vaughan record, and I will probably pick a copy up when I see one around. Love the versions of Just a Gigolo and How High the Moon that close out this album.

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Thu Jul 28 2022
4

Sarah Vaughan has a gorgeous voice and a great sense of humor! Even when she forgot the lyrics to a song, she made it work and elicited laughter from her audience. What a captivating musician. This live album captures her in sound. Excellent listening.

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Mon Apr 19 2021
3

3 stars pleasant enough, not my bag tho

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Wed Aug 18 2021
3

“At Mister Kelly’s” by Sarah Vaughan (1957) As live albums go, this one’s not bad, and of course jazz vocalist Sarah Vaughan is stellar. A somewhat haphazard collection of great songs by great songwriters is exquisitely performed by Vaughan, backed by understated piano, soulful double bass and beautifully restrained drums (although one of the backing guys occasionally and annoyingly hums throughout). The recording quality and the mix are better than one might expect. And the audience at Chicago’s Mr. Kelly’s is well behaved (they were warned that they were being taped). Under-rehearsed and nicely improvisational, these songs engage the listener, who can’t help but to ‘lean in’ to the synthesis between the composition and the performance. It captures an essential element of jazz. Sarah Vaughan’s voice is great. Her stylings are fresh and her tonal quality is superb. She hits impossible intervals with precision and apparent ease. In her diction, there’s a slight but persistent lisp (listen to end of the word “stars” on “Stairway to the Stars”) but hey, this ain’t the Met. Major flubs (in “Willow Weep for Me” and “How High the Moon”) are pulled off with humor and panache. She sings, “according to that [the lyrics sheet] I’m through, but they’re still playin’, so I’ll keep on singin’”. I laughed out loud; so did the audience and so will you. It completely blew the melancholy mood of the song (“Willow Weep for Me”), but what are you gonna do when you’ve already bumped a mic stand, the audience is staring nervously at you and the tape machine is rolling? This album is an artifact of a fine piece of entertainment that makes me wish I’d been there. 3/5

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Sat Jul 10 2021
2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcEKtVZ0XX4&t=3 this is all i could picture listening to this album.

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Fri Apr 09 2021
5

What. A. Voice.

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Tue May 11 2021
5

That was quite enjoyable. I liked her voice, and I liked the smoothness of it. I mean, this is sort of where the idea of “smooth” jazz came from, right?

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Tue Apr 06 2021
5

Very nice!

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Thu Apr 22 2021
5

I’m in love

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Wed May 19 2021
5

Lo que más me gustó de este disco es como te posiciona en un club chiquito en los 50’s. No hay nada mas que decir. Es jazz y es en vivo, no falla casi nunca.

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Wed Jun 09 2021
5

30. De certa forma, todos nós fomos hoje, entre o fumo e os chapéus de coco, artistas registados da Mercury Recordings. MotA: Willow Weep For Me "The leaves of brown came tumbling down"

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Thu Aug 26 2021
5

I was impressed.

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Mon Sep 06 2021
5

Ya like jazz? I like jazz.

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Wed Sep 15 2021
5

The chillest way to start the day. Beautiful.

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Thu Sep 16 2021
5

New one for me, though I think I recognise Willow Weep For Me. Really enjoyable and, like The Who's Live at Leeds, the live album gets across how much fun Vaughan is having. Incredible voice. Will play again. I must check whether she is touring the UK any time soon...

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Tue Oct 12 2021
5

1957 - Vocal Jazz

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Mon Oct 25 2021
5

great album the vocals sound a little weird at times but the jazz is just awesome 9/10

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Sun Nov 14 2021
5

Jazzy as fuck 10/10

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Fri Nov 19 2021
5

Why is every album from the 50s so good!? This has a despicably good vibe holy shit. 5

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Wed Dec 01 2021
5

kind of boring!

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Tue Dec 07 2021
5

Awesome

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Tue Dec 07 2021
5

Nice jazz

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Mon Jan 03 2022
5

Did listen. Loved.

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Thu Jan 06 2022
5

Épico 😎👌

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Fri Jan 07 2022
5

Usually not a fan of live albums but on this one the ambient noise only adds to the experience.

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Sat Jan 15 2022
5

Sarah Vaughan has one of the most beautiful and versatile voices I have ever heard. This album is perfect down to the vocals, the accompaniment, and her natural humor. I absolutely adore this artist and this album.

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Wed Jan 19 2022
5

Such a great intro to the live performance in the beginning of the album. Amazing singer and sometimes a bit forgotten amongst other great names of the same era, like Billie Holiday. Highly recommended.

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Thu Jan 27 2022
5

One of the greatest voices in jazz, accompanied in a tasteful, low-key, style by an excellent piano trio. This was a wonderful live recording of the album, which transported me to the actual jazz club in Chicago. The improv moments toward the end of Willow Weep for Me and the nod to Ella Fitzgerald in the final song were quite amusing. It was also nice to hear another interpretation of Thou Swell, which I only knew in Betty Carter's fast version (and which, to be fair, I still prefer).

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Tue Feb 01 2022
5

Oh man, I love live jazz albums. I admit to having a bias on this front. I just REALLY love the silkiness in jazz singers' voices. It's interesting, one of my other favorite albums on this list--Sam Cooke--I enjoyed just as much, but they are SO different. Instead of being energizing, this album is calming and mellow. And Sarah Vaughan is VERY funny, in a natural, effortless way. Classic jazz attitude, I love her energy. Fave track: Willow Weep for Me. Extra points for the funny crowd interactions. She's like a damn comedian dealing with a heckler.

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Fri Jan 07 2022
5

incredibly charming. will revisit.

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Wed Feb 23 2022
5

So very good.

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Fri Mar 04 2022
5

Vraiment solide comme album. J’ai adore 5*

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Mon Mar 07 2022
5

De Rigueur for 70's suburban sprawl. Still love this record to death.

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Tue Mar 29 2022
5

Beautiful album, beautiful voice. The live aspect didn't detract much from the experience and sometimes even added to it!

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Tue Mar 29 2022
5

Lovely live album. Especially funny if you listen to some of the lyrics that are just her singing that she doesn't know. Gives it a very intimate touch.

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Sun Apr 03 2022
5

wonderfull

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Thu Apr 07 2022
5

Authentic and fun to listen to. Her music was fun and I liked how she interacted with the audience.

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Mon Apr 18 2022
5

God I need a cigarette

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Tue May 10 2022
5

Wow. What a special live performance. Loved it.

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Sun May 22 2022
5

Wow...yesterday Ella Fitzgerald appears in my rotation and today I get Sarah Vaughan? I don't know what I did to deserve such royal treatment, but I'll take it. Ms. Vaughan's voice makes me cry in the best possible way. PS - I'm cracking up as she sings 'How High The Moon' and she has to improv because she doesn't know the words, and she's singing about how she doesn't know the words. Awesome.

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Wed Jul 06 2022
5

Fab voice, absolutley fantastic

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Mon Jul 11 2022
5

not mine

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Sat Jul 16 2022
5

Fantastic. The live spirit of the record shines through.

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Mon Jul 25 2022
5

Amazing.

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Tue Aug 09 2022
5

holy shit sarah sounds great! Sarah Vaugn makes each song leap to life and is just so effortlessly musical. That and so playful with her skat and call outs to various artists and flubs.

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Mon Aug 15 2022
5

Wonderful. I was delighted.

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Mon Aug 15 2022
5

This was delightful.

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Fri Aug 26 2022
5

Amazing.

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Tue Aug 30 2022
5

Wonderful

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Fri Sep 23 2022
5

Voce meravigliosa e performance strordinaria.

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Mon Oct 03 2022
5

Sarah's voice is so rich and beautiful. I was listening to the album right before bed, and it was the perfect soothing way to end a day. Most definitely 5/5 <3

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Wed Nov 16 2022
5

Amazing voice! Can't believe I hadn't heard of her before.

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Thu Nov 17 2022
5

Warm vocals over a smooth jazz trio. Playfulness and improvisation along side emotionally driven lyrics create a dynamic listening experience. Enjoyed leaving the crowd reactions in the album makes it feel more like the listener is present at the show.

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Wed Jun 16 2021
4

Loved the second track. Sarah Vaughan's vocals exposed all the flaws in modern R&B vocals.

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Thu Jun 24 2021
4

her voice is smooth like honey and the album as a whole has a serene peacefullness over it

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Fri Jun 11 2021
4

jazz! voice! smoky club vibes.

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Wed Jul 14 2021
4

Espectacular voz. Bohemio e inspirador.

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Thu Jul 01 2021
4

Beautiful voice, not really my style of music but her talent is amazing.

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Tue Apr 20 2021
4

What a voice!

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Sat Jul 10 2021
4

AND IT'S LIVE! I actually think it's pretty cool. Mister Kelly is a bit of a nonce though.

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Thu May 27 2021
4

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Mon Jun 07 2021
4

De kleine details zoals het lachende publiek wanneer een microfoon omvalt of de aankondiging aan het begin geven dit album extra diepte.

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Thu Jun 17 2021
4

What a voice! And what a performance!

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Mon Apr 12 2021
4

false

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Wed May 19 2021
4

Elle et Tom Waits aurait formé un duo à faire pâlir les Chevaliers du Fiel.

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Fri Apr 30 2021
4

Chouette découverte. Album plaisant pour travailler.

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Wed May 05 2021
4

Brilliant

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Wed May 19 2021
4

Precioso. Te sentís adentro del bar tomándote algo y escuchando esa belleza. La voz ella es tremenda. Los graves me fascinan. Willow Weep For Me, Honeysuckle Rose, Just a Gigolo y How High The Moon me parece los mejores temas del disco. No sé si esta última canción es así originalmente pero me parece gracioso que diga que no recuerda la letra del tema. Pienso que (sin descubrir América) dejó para el final los mejores temas. ¿Lo escucharía nuevamente? Lo escucharía mil veces más. 8/10 ludomatics.

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Thu Jun 17 2021
4

Nice and beautiful voice Songs were a little less 7/10

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Thu Jul 22 2021
4

Rating: 7/10 Best songs: Just one of those things, Stairway to the stars

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Tue May 11 2021
4

Smooth, dinner music. Late night perhaps

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Thu Jun 24 2021
4

Love the intro. This type of music always brings back Fallout 3 memories, really nice. The improv jokes etc on Willow Weep for Me and How High the Moon are brilliant, gives a really strong sense of the atmosphere and the confidence she had as a performer. Overall really enjoyed it.

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Mon May 10 2021
4

Didn't finish, but very easy listening and beautifully aranged

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Thu Jun 24 2021
4

I thought the set list had a good flow, I've rarely heard scat that's legit. Some great love songs. A nice time capsule.

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Sat Jul 10 2021
4

Beautiful voice here. Nice collection of standards performed pretty much perfectly. Not really a fan personally of this kind of thing even though it's easy to admire the talent. Also I don't generally like live albums. I think the Spotify version linked here is only half of the album. Full album is here: spotify:album:4HXhOHapnfYAFUuQqBWQ3L Kinda messed up of the emcee to call her out for performing with lyric sheets...

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Tue Jun 22 2021
4

Me gusto, 4/5

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Thu Jul 22 2021
4

great vocal jazz, and a great backing band to boot

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Mon Aug 02 2021
4

Sehr schönes Jazz-Album! Trifft eher meine Hörgewohnheiten :)

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Thu Aug 26 2021
4

Nice voice!

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Thu Aug 26 2021
4

That was fantastic and intimate in all the ways that the best jazz joints are.

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Mon Aug 30 2021
4

Nice wee live set

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Thu Sep 30 2021
4

Great album to listen to . Her voice is amazing.

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Mon Oct 18 2021
4

Ms Sarah Vaughan sings songs from the great American song book. Utterly captivating voice, terrific jazz band backing.

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Tue Nov 02 2021
4

Someone else described this album as the warmest blanket on the coldest day, and I really felt that

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Fri Nov 05 2021
4

This is good jazz with a good voice. It doesn't even sound live. Yeah, this is solid.

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Fri Nov 26 2021
4

reminds of norah jones

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Fri Nov 26 2021
4

La voce colpisce subito, fin dalle prime note di 'September in the Rain'. Affascinante e ottimo con un cocktail in una sera piovosa autunnale (duh). Simpatica e ironica, anche quando non conosce le parole, arricchito dalla registrazione live con applausi e risate del pubblico. Non lo avrei mai ascoltato tipicamente e probabilmente non lo farò molto spesso, ma mi ha colpito molto positivamente.

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Thu Dec 02 2021
4

Very sweet, a great listen for the holiday season!

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Mon Dec 06 2021
4

Another live album, which is fine. Unfamiliar with Sarah Vaughan. A jazz standard singer with a beautiful voice. Great quality live album for being recorded in '57.

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Mon Dec 06 2021
4

Me relaja mucho mientras trabajo el jazz. Lo que me parece increíble es la cantidad de álbumes en directo que hay en el libro. G:10 T:4 P:8

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Mon Dec 06 2021
4

I loved hearing this live album. The mixup during Willow Weep for Me was lovely to hear. Excellent song choice, and a stellar backing band. Lovely.

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Sat Dec 11 2021
4

Would put on in the background during a dinner party. 8/10

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Sat Dec 11 2021
4

8/10. Pretty good vocal jazz, great to be on in the background.

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Sat Dec 11 2021
4

really nice live performance 8/10

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Wed Dec 15 2021
4

might be the best jazz voice i've ever heard

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Wed Dec 15 2021
4

i think this unlocked a secret memory from my grandfather. personally i liked hearing the audience, sets a mood i really enjoyed.

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Tue Dec 21 2021
4

3.5/5. This was alright, I would say average. I liked the live aspect of it. Jazz is always good.

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Wed Dec 22 2021
4

Ah heti ekasta biisistä pääsee tähän jazz-laulun tunnelmaan. Sataispa ulkona vielä vettä.

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Wed Dec 22 2021
4

Tosi miellyttävää. Vaikea sanoa että poikkeaako perusjatsista kauheesti mutta kyllä tuli fiilis ihan kun ois istunut ite klubilla kuuntelemassa.

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Wed Dec 22 2021
4

This album is awesome! So endearing that she's not perfect, she makes mistakes, etc., yet just rolls with it!

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Tue Dec 28 2021
4

Lovely - what a discovery and what a great live album

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Thu Dec 30 2021
4

My grandmother and I concur, Sarah Vaughan is a classy delight.

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Thu Dec 30 2021
4

Niesamowity głos, kolejny, po B.B. Kingu, świetny live performance

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Sat Jan 08 2022
4

This is a great Jazz/Swing-Album from an artist I previously knew nothing about. It's a live recording, too, but only runs about 35 minutes. Sarah Vaughan has a fantastic voice; and the way she saved "Willow Weep for me" after having forgotten some of the lines is truly elegant and funny at the same time. 4/5

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Fri Jan 14 2022
4

A live album by one of the best voices to have ever existed with a truly professional band. The chosen songs are some of the more famous jazz songs, but not fully engaging throughout the album. Where they go a bit more uptempo, they band gets to showcase themselves a bit more.

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Thu Jan 20 2022
4

Beautiful vocals, and the live setting makes it so much more intimate and atmospheric

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Fri Jan 21 2022
4

Instant fan. You can really hear the influence of Ella Fitzgerand in Sarah's vocals (which gets directly referenced in How High the Moon). The accompanying band is so smooth.

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Fri Jan 21 2022
4

jazz

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Sun Jan 23 2022
4

Koja glasčina! Prekrasno sniman live album di se osjećaš kao dio publike, a njen glas može raspekmezit i najtvrđe srce.

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Tue Jan 25 2022
4

Vocal jazz, beautiful voice, in the same line as Billie Holliday but more cheerful and playful.

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Tue Jan 25 2022
4

Nice listening, what a great singer!

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Wed Jan 26 2022
4

Fantastic album, Sarah Vaughn has a phenomenal voice

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Wed Jan 26 2022
4

- Voz gostosa - Conheci uma música(!) - Ainda não cheguei na idade de gostar de Jazz

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Tue Feb 01 2022
4

A great voice and cool jazz songs are always good in my books. The live recording, with the announcement to the crowd and the mistakes all left in, adds this level of authenticity that made me enjoy it even more.

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Tue Feb 08 2022
4

Nice, maybe a little repetitive, but overall I liked it a lot

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Wed Feb 09 2022
4

Chill and great

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Mon Feb 14 2022
4

Great recording.

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Wed Feb 23 2022
4

Super sweet :) I don’t have a whole lot of thoughts on this one, to be honest. I liked the music and I love how natural it felt. I have an affinity for that live feeling, especially when it’s as cozy as this album. Sarah Vaughan has a great charismatic charm and her adlibs are fun. I also LOVE her voice! In spite of all of this, I’m not head over heels about this album. The music, while pleasing to the ears, is not all that interesting to me. The best parts are when Vaughan breaks script and things break the fourth wall. I wish I had more to say about WHY the music wasn’t interesting to me but I wasn’t engaged enough to take notes. Good music to play in the background while chillin with people you love.

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Wed Mar 16 2022
4

Refreshing

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Wed Mar 23 2022
4

That was a vibe

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Wed Mar 30 2022
4

Listening to this album was a very pleasant experience. I loved the scatting on the last track. There was a lot to like here. Sarah Vaughan had a beautiful voice

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Fri Apr 15 2022
4

Plyta na zywca z gatunku wokalnego jazzu, wiec najczesciej hit lub miss czy akurat glos przypadnie do gustu, w wypadku pani Sarah Vaughan bedzie to zdecydowanie pierwsza opcja, at mister kellys wpisuje sie idealnie w potrzeby powrotu do rytmu listowego, przerwanego z powodu tridum, wiec plyta z 57 w lakonicznej formie trzydziestu paru minut, minimalistycznej oprawie muzycznej na ktora skladaja sie jedynie pianino kontrabas i drumy raczy sluchacza naturalnym zywym spiewem pani Vaughan, ktory pieknie koloruje standardy jazzowe na orginalne odcienie emocji, na ktorych gra ona po mistrzowsku, a nadal brzmi autentycznie i inaczej na kazdym kawalku, z plejkowych pickow dodam gigolakowego songa i stairway to the stsrs, dawno nie bylo tak dobrego materialu livowego, ktory dodatkowo bylby nagraniem jedynie coverowym

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Mon Apr 18 2022
4

This would be lovely to have on vinyl and play while sipping a cocktail by the fire and holding a pipe that makes bubbles etc etc

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Thu Apr 21 2022
4

Good jazz album to listen to Each song was similar but very different Would fit well in an old bar or for dancing A classic to educate - 6/10

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Thu May 05 2022
4

Awesome live jazz album. Great voice.

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Sat May 07 2022
4

Swag

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Sat May 07 2022
4

Warm, inviting vocal jazz. Hard to dislike

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Sat May 07 2022
4

Det finns en risk att jag haft fel om live-album…

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Fri May 13 2022
4

Music to listen to with a cup of coffee.

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Mon May 23 2022
4

Good jazz sound

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Mon May 30 2022
4

The most gifted jazz vocalist of the era, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday ans Sarah Vaughan. Sooo goood. (7/10) FT: Willow Weep for Me, Be Anything (But Be Mine)

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Fri Jun 10 2022
4

Love it!

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Mon Jun 13 2022
4

Very good

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Mon Jun 20 2022
4

What a lovely voice! I thoroughly enjoyed the "live" aspect of this, especially when she forgets the lyrics and just rolls with it.

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Mon Jun 20 2022
4

Lovely album.

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Tue Jun 21 2022
4

Standout Track: Be Anything (But Be Mine)

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Tue Jun 28 2022
4

Delightful.

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Fri Jul 08 2022
4

wicked voice.

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Fri Jul 08 2022
4

gran jazz, muy sabroso, empieza potente y cierra haciendo lo que quiere, demostrando el talento, muy muy bueno, me gusta mucho.

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Mon Jul 11 2022
4

I listened to the live record version Some vocalisations were a bit piercing-something to listen to in the background at Christmas

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Tue Jul 12 2022
4

Long but nice

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Tue Jul 12 2022
4

Beautiful music, very soulful and relaxing!

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Thu Jul 14 2022
4

Listened to this after getting up this morning. Wonderful and fun album to listen to. Sarah Vaughan has such a lovely voice.

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Fri Jul 15 2022
4

Very entertaining, really captures the mood of the performance. Not my style but excellent nonetheless

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Tue Jul 19 2022
4

Have never really listened to much jazz, I liked more than I was expecting

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Mon Aug 01 2022
4

This is some of the most inoffensive music. Just some easy jazz amplified by non-intrusive vocals. I could listen to this forever, and would recommend the extended version of the album. As John Lennon said, "I like this kind of hot kind of music."

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Wed Aug 03 2022
4

Had never heard this before! Initially thought it a little strange that a live album of jazz standards would make the cut for one of the best albums ever, but I really enjoyed this. It felt as if you were there at the venue in Chicago, listening to Sarah Vaughan sing. Thought it was cute that she forgot the words on a few songs, and she still sang with such command. Giving this a 4 because it was nice but it wasn’t show-stopping.

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Sat Aug 06 2022
4

I really enjoyed this album a ton, having never heard of her before. She has an incredible voice. I loved the slight outtakes that happened during a couple of the songs, her wit and sense of humor shone through. I will definitely be listening to this album again and checking out her other discography.

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Sun Aug 07 2022
4

I have heard about Sarah Vaughan but I had never heard her. Now thanks to the challenge I have! I was expecting a singer in the lines of Nina Simone but I found a singer more in the lines of Ella Fitzgerald (whom she reference on How High The Moon). But Sarah is something quite on her own, with very versatile vocal skills and a real neat sense of humour. I spent quite some time with this album and, although not really my thing, it surely is a classic and a keeper. 

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Mon Aug 08 2022
4

Great jazz album and Sarah Vaughan has an incredible voice. One of those albums where youre like "wait the popular version of that song was a cover?" Definitely worth a listen. 4/5

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Thu Aug 11 2022
4

Pretty good. Really nice voice

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Mon Aug 15 2022
4

A welcome respite after the last few unpleasant albums… very enjoyable, beautiful voice, lovely standards. Was fun to hear the audience murmuring now and again.

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Mon Aug 15 2022
4

Delightful, truly delightful!

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Mon Aug 15 2022
4

Very good album.

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Tue Aug 16 2022
4

In general, I'm not a huge fan of music that focuses around a single vocalist, but having said that I love Sarah Vaughn's voice. She has great control and range. I especially enjoyed How High the Moon, where she declares in the second line that she doesn't know the words, and then scats beautifully through the rest of the song. Who needs lyrics when you're the queen? 4/5

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Tue Aug 16 2022
4

Beautiful voice. I feel like she should be talked about more. Really good sounding jazz, all live

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Tue Aug 16 2022
4

cool

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Fri Aug 19 2022
4

Live albums are often hit or miss, but this live set from the amazing Sarah Vaughan is near perfection. An intimate live recording with Vaughan connecting with the audience right from the start and her magical performance makes this a worthwhile listen. I'm been graduating towards this genre of music for it's old-timey charm and it's classic performances and this album is a good place to start.

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Tue Aug 23 2022
4

Nice to hear live music in the way it used to be recorded. Soothing background music. Vocals were simple but effective.

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Wed Aug 24 2022
4

Vocal Jazz, some of the live slip ups are funny (forgetting lyrics, imitating Ella)

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Wed Aug 24 2022
4

Every jazz record in this collection seems to scream for more jazz records in this collection. Maybe Sassy oversings (or overemotes) onm a few songs but my is the voice a powerful thing of beauty.

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Thu Aug 25 2022
4

Nice jazz album, great to work to. Only wish it was longer and not a live album. Will check out more of her recorded music!

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Thu Aug 25 2022
4

Love her voice and wit

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Wed Aug 31 2022
4

Sarah Vaughan By Popular Demand. Everyone with performance anxiety should listen to this. It’s the imperfections that make art loveable.

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Thu Sep 01 2022
4

Must revisit

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Fri Sep 09 2022
4

Great vibes. It’s like I’m there. Not usually my style but this is fantastic.

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Fri Sep 16 2022
4

This is the realest, coolest live jazz album ever. It really subverts my expectations about live jazz from this era, but that made it way more memorable.

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Mon Sep 19 2022
4

Jazz singer. Beautiful voice reminded me of Amy wine house

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Tue Sep 20 2022
4

Classic jazz, and Vaughan has a phenomenal singing voice. A good selection of songs, including some old classics like "Willow Weep for Me". It's probably longer than most listeners may be comfortable with, but that just makes this even more impressive, because it was a live performance.

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Wed Sep 21 2022
4

Witty live performance; transports you to the era and space in which it took place.

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Mon Sep 26 2022
4

so smooth, bit melancholy, utterly captivating. i think her voice is one of my faves from this big band era but for some reason [maybe everything else going on rn] i could not connect as thoroughly as i wanted to w/ this record. will be revisiting on my own time tbh

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Tue Sep 27 2022
4

What a phenomenal voice. Fun live album, even though I usually hate live albums it seems to make more sense for it's time.

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Tue Oct 04 2022
4

Thought this would be a nice but not for me, but her voice absolutely took me on a journey and was so enjoyable and real throughout.

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Wed Oct 05 2022
4

Charming and relaxing.

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Wed Oct 05 2022
4

Great voice, loved the live feel, last few studio songs weren't as good

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Sun Oct 09 2022
4

la (no) hermana de los hermanos

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Sun Oct 09 2022
4

This is the music I often crave - swanky, soulful & cool. I had never heard of Sarah Vaughn, but I'll be listening to her on a weekly basis (she fits perfectly my work playlist of chill-jazzy artists). Gorgeous voice.

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Wed Oct 19 2022
4

-Very nice chill/relaxing album -Perfect for nighttime

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Fri Oct 21 2022
4

For my son’s generation, it was N’SYNC vs. Backstreet Boys. For my generation, it was Rolling Stones vs. Beatles. For my parents generation is was Sarah vs. Ella. I say why choose! This is an intimate live performance.

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Sat Oct 22 2022
4

4.0

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Fri Nov 11 2022
4

What a singer and innovative one of the finest jazz singers

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Wed Nov 16 2022
4

Stunning vibrato and performance, something falls over during Willow Weep for Me and Sarah improvs some lyrics and the audience start laughing, love it

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Fri Nov 18 2022
4

es muy especial sentirte dentro de la grabación desde el principio, es un directo precioso. Sarah Vaughan canta fenomenal y la banda la acompaña maravillosamente. 6

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