How Long Has This Been Going On?

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When Sarah Vaughan recorded this session in 1978, her voice was still one of the finest instruments in jazz, an almost impossible combination of resonant depths, subtly sparkling highs, and myriad slides that could join one note or word to the next. She’s accompanied here by an all-star quartet of pianist Oscar Peterson, guitarist Joe Pass, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Louis Bellson. There are moments of inspired exchange and improvisatory brilliance from the quartet, but the emphasis …

Sarah Vaughan was easily one of the most gifted jazz singers. She had an original style that clearly extended the influence of jazz on popular music in general. This album, one of the finest of her career, finds Vaughan at the helm of a stellar quartet featuring jazz giants Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, and Louis Bellson. With her glorious voice and three-octave range in flawless shape, Sarah and this group show their mastery of swing on such standards as I’ve Got the World on a …

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How Long Has This Been Going On?

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