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Sarah Vaughan - Sarah Vaughan


EmArcy (Acoustic Sounds Series)



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AEMA 41301
UPC: 602507352578
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

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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

Series supervised by Chad Kassem CEO of Acoustic Sounds

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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. The releases are supervised by Chad Kassem, CEO of Acoustic Sounds, the world's largest source for audiophile recordings.

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.

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

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 3 person(s) rated this product.

Essential for jazz vocal fans!

posted on 02/07/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: Greg C
I think this is my favorite of the acoustic sounds series thus far. Sarah sounds perfect - at the top of her game when this recording was made. April in Paris and Embraceable You are the standouts in my opinion. Clifford Brown and Jimmy Jones only add to this session. This is perfect late night music to unwind to. Great job acoustic sounds. This is why we invest in audiophile pressings and nice analog setups I don't think digital can ever touch this. Keep them coming!

Vocal Distortion Galore

posted on 01/26/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: Christian B
I’ve gone through two copies of this album looking for one that isn’t riddled with vocal distortion. I’m not sure if it’s just that Sarah is peaking the microphone she’s singing into, but there are many instances of harsh vocal distortion present on this record in my experience. It’s a true shame because the moments that are safe sounds absolutely revelatory.


posted on 01/26/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: justin
You did a outstanding job on this reissue. the sound is clear and quiet. Thank you for giving us this wonderful album and reissue series. I just wanted to take the time to say this. I can't wait for more.

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