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Jazz Icons: Sarah Vaughan Live in '58 & '64
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Jazz Icons represents the new millennium's most welcome shot in the arm for the music's soul -- Newsday.com, October 14, 2007, Gene Seymour
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It's surprising to learn that the first concert in the sequence, featuring Sarah in a casual, rather drab dress, actually came after the second concert, in which Sarah's radiant singing seems to match her white, glamorous, feminine attire. The third concert, on the other hand, is almost overly "produced," featuring Sarah in a formal context, a lavish coiffure (wig, I suspect), and taking on ambitious tunes lie Bernstein's "Mariah" to show off her operatic soprano. It also exposes the diva's propensity for perspiring heavily, which I noticed the several times I caught live her after 1970. Since Ella had a similar problem (though somewhat less noticeable), especially after donning a wig, I've got to wonder if that single addition wasn't a strong contributer to becoming "over-heated."
Upon a second viewing of the video, I found that the musical upstaged the visual element (as it should), bringing Sarah Vaughan's supremacy into clearer focus than ever, her only challengers for the top spot coming down to Ella and Billie.Read more ›
This dvd is my favorite...her voice is phenomenal, her musicality is superb...not to mention her talent.
Lets make it clear folks, she was the best ever!! All the good musicians and singers admit that!
Not any singer nowadays comes close to what Sarah did!
She was a still is my hero!
Buy this DVD, and enjoy her version of Maria, Baubles Bangles and Beads and songs like Lover Man, I feel Pretty, sometimes I'm happy etc.
And for those who never saw Sarah live performing, you HAVE to buy this dvd.
It deserves a million stars!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
She is a Diva! There's nothing romantic about Sarah, she's just"prime AAA+++TALENT"!Published 4 months ago by Alex Lanning
Good but does not show Sarah at her best. She can out sing 99% of all of the vocalists today.JackPublished 19 months ago by jack
Up front, I need to say that the Jazz Icons series has done the world a huge service by making these beautiful performances available. Read morePublished on April 24, 2009 by Matthew Watters
Very good quality audio and video, for the most part. It's such a treat to see such extended video of Sarah and her trios doing their thing during the earlier part of her career. Read morePublished on February 7, 2009 by J