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Sarah Vaughan – Sophisticated Lady: The Duke Ellington Songbook Collection (1980; 2013 reissue)

Featuring some of Sarah Vaughan’s last truly transcendent moments, this pair of 1980 Pablo releases devoted to the work of Duke Ellington reminds us in reissue form what wonders her voice and this material still hold.

Guilty pleasures: Barry Manilow – 2:00 A.M. Paradise Cafe (1984)

A friend of mine, who I just recently turned on to the pleasures of the LP (he’s hooked for sure now), picked up a copy of 2:00 A.M. Paradise Cafe at the Goodwill store. He might have paid a buck for it.

Sarah Vaughan and Woody Herman – On the Radio: The 1963 ‘Live’ Guard Sessions (2008)

Sarah Vaughan and Woody Herman – On the Radio: The 1963 ‘Live’ Guard Sessions (2008)

This is a whodathunkit moment that nearly went un-thunk. Sarah Vaughan, a singer of dizzying range; and clarinetist Woody Herman (then leader of “The Swingin’est Big Band Ever,” as another 1963 recording trumpeted) were jazz legends, both. But they never released a studio recording together, until these broadcast programs — compiled as part of “On the Radio: The 1963 ‘Live’Read More

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