Sarah Vaughan And Friends: A Night Of Sass & Brass
In an almost overpowering gathering of jazz superstars, Sarah Vaughan, the greatest of Jazz singers, is joined by the brass players Dizzy Gillespie, Maynard Ferguson, Don Cherry, Chuck Mangione, and Al Hirt - backed by the legendary Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass and Billy Higgins on drums.
The exciting concert that results is packed with unexpected moments, beautiful sounds, and of course the gorgeous singing of "Sassy" herself. Variety abounds: Vaughan sings standards with her crack touring combo, including an amazing rendition of her signature Send in the Clowns. The trumpeters pair off in various groupings that bring out their distinctive sounds. Vaughan joins the brass players for some jazz standards - including Take the 'A' Train - adding beautiful vocal improvisations to the mix.
Moments of backstage camaraerie and humor among Sassy and the jazzmen add a lively and intimate note. A truly thrilling all-star concert event.
Recorded at the Storyville Jazz Hall, New Orleans, 1986
- Opening Theme: Watermelon Man
- I Can't Give You Anything But Love
- Just Friends
- Send In The Clowns
- Bimsha Swing
- I Can't Get Started
- 'Round Midnight
- Bags' Groove
- Take The "A" Train
- Closing Theme: Watermelon mar (reprise)