Pure Pleasure Records (Roulette)
180 Gram Vinyl Record
Remastering by: Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London
Those who throughout the years have denied Sarah Vaughan the cachet of a true jazz singer are in for a surprise with this LP.
Those who many, many times have said that Vaughan couldn't interpret lyrics are also in for a surprise.
Daring, startling, innovative, creative, are just a few of the words that come to mind when one thinks of the risk it represents for a jazz singer to do an album with bass and electric guitar only, like in this case. However, the format works wonders by giving her a minimal support that allows to showcase her fireworks.
You'll apply the above adjectives as well when you hear Vaughan's rhythmic and melodic inventions, always in perfect time, always within the harmony but at the same time revealing hidden corners of it, always adding an unsuspected hue to the song.
Her "Just in Time" is anthological, just like that incredible "When Sunny Gets Blue." You won't find, and I mean this, a better lyrics readings and a better musical approach for these two songs. As good as, maybe, but not better, I swear.
The same happens with more or less the rest of the tracks. Each of them has a special something that keeps the listener on his toes.
|Just In Time|
|When Sunny Gets Blue|
|All I Do Is Dream Of You|
|Baby Won't You Please Come Home|
|When Lights Are Low|
|Just Squeeze Me|
|All Or Nothing At All|
|The Very Thought Of You|