Thursday, January 13, 2011
Sarah Vaughan - In The Land Of Hi-Fi
In The Land Of Hi-Fi
1955 EmArcy MG 36058 [mono, drummer, dg]
Cannonball Adderley alto sax, Roy Haynes drums, Jimmy Jones piano, Joe Benjamin bass, Ernie Wilkins arr. cond.
"This single CD (whose contents are also included in the box set The Complete Sarah Vaughan on Mercury Vol. 1) has one of the great singer's best jazz dates for EmArcy. Accompanied by an all-star orchestra arranged by Ernie Wilkins and featuring altoist Cannonball Adderley (who was near the beginning of his career), Vaughan is in superior form during these concise (around three minutes apiece) performances, particularly on "Soon," "Cherokee," "I'll Never Smile Again" and "An Occasional Man." A strong session. " Scott Yanow AMG.