The program on this disc is a split between a Lester Young group and Sarah Vaughan. The sound quality here is good but not perfect. Tenor giant Lester "Pres" Young sounds as fresh as it gets on his numbers, outshining his sidemen on tune after tune/5(6). Label: Blue Note - 8 2 4 • Series: The Performance Series • Format: CD Album • Country: Europe • Genre: Jazz • Style: Vocal, Swing, Big Band Sarah Vaughan, Lester Young - One Night Stand: The Town Hall Concert (, CD) | Discogs. Jun 20, · One Night Stand is a compilation of a concert given on November 8, , at The Town Hall in New York City. The concert featured Sarah Vaughan and Lester Young. The album was released in Lester Young is a tenor saxophonist who played with the Count Basie Band in the s and s.
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It was a stylish dress that epitomized postwar fashion, and it was appropriate for the grandeur of the venue. But it fit poorly and overwhelmed Vaughan. The young vocalist seemed Album) little out of her element. Town Hall was a regal theater with high ceilings, a billowing red curtain, brass fixtures, and crystal chandeliers. Boasting one of the finest organs in Lester Young - One Night Stand: The Town Hall Concert 1947 (CD world and marvelous acoustics, it was on par with Carnegie Hall.
As the Prez launched into the final number of his set that Saturday night inVaughan prepared for her Town Hall debut. Applause ushered Prez and his band offstage. Vaughan waited for her cue, then walked to center stage. A bare-bones rhythm section, with piano, guitar, bass, and drums, was clustered behind her. Only the microphone, teetering on its thin stand, stood be-tween her and the fifteen hundred people in the audience. There was no place to hide. Gowns and overcoats rustled as listeners shifted in their seats, leaning forward in anticipation as if to pose the question: Can this slip of a Album) fill this cavernous hall?
Instead, she drew out these three syllables, expanding them to create an exquisite melisma— a cascade of sound that first went up, then down while punctuating each word with a new twist and turn. Within seconds the audience gasped, whistled, and cooed its approval.
Momentum grew as Vaughan exploited every note of this slow ballad, effortlessly bending her voice to change keys and explore unexpected harmonies, all while displaying the impressive highs and lows of her four- octave contralto.
It was full, rich, and sumptuous, yet crisp and clear as a bell. That night, number after number, Vaughan transformed the popular songs of the day with her fresh, innovative approach to singing. Vaughan struggled to be heard as she shouted her thanks and appreciation to the crowd between songs. For a moment, glimpses of a much younger woman reappeared.
Vaughan commanded respect, and even though she was the only woman onstage, the band listened. Her singing was a revelation.
The elasticity of her voice rivaled that of the finest horn players. Both had rich, deep, and exquisitely resonant tones; both added nuanced scoops and inflections to Dont Blame Me - Sarah Vaughan crisp, clean phrasing; and both colored their sustained notes with just a touch of vibrato.
Vaughan sang like an instrumentalist, and like the best horn players she played her voice with ease. The jazz press proclaimed the Town Hall concert a grand success— for Vaughan, but not for Young. Her tone was impeccable, her taste immaculate, and her stage manner and dress much improved. For Levin, his fellow critics, and many musicians, Lester Young - One Night Stand: The Town Hall Concert 1947 (CD, especially vocalists, Vaughan ushered in a changing of the guard.
While Young represented the swing era, the soundtrack of the war years, the past, Vaughan embodied everything that was new and modern. Her cutting-edge singing epitomized the very essence of bebop, the avant-garde foundation for modern jazz that would transport the genre from a popular dance music into the realm of abstract, high art. And as Vaughan helped initiate this new chapter in jazz history, she reimagined the way this music would forever be sung.
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This One Night Stand: The Town Hall Concert album was released in and featured titles like Just You, Just Me, Sunday and Don't Blame Me from Lester Young and Sarah Vaughan. Features some tracks being performed by Sara Vaughan and some by Lester Young with the two coming together on the final track. Recorded on November 8, Sarah Vaughan / Lester Young: Sarah Vaughan / Lester Young - One Night Stand: The Town Hall Concert (CD, Album, RE, Dig) Blue Note: 5 2: France: このバージョンを出品.
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Mar 25, · The program on this disc is a split between a Lester Young group and Sarah Vaughan. The sound quality here is good but not perfect. Tenor giant Lester "Pres" Young sounds as fresh as it gets on his numbers, outshining his sidemen on tune after tune/5(6). Artist: Sarah Vaughan & Lester Young Title: One Night Stand: The Town Hall Concert Year Of Release: Label: Blue Note Genre: Vocal Jazz Quality: FLAC (image+.cue,log,scans) Total Time: Total Size: MB WebSite: Album Preview.
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Mar 25, · The program on this disc is a split between a Lester Young group and Sarah Vaughan. The sound quality here is good but not perfect. Tenor giant Lester "Pres" Young sounds as fresh as it gets on his numbers, outshining his sidemen on tune after tune/5(6).
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