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Album Review: 'The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan'

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The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Dianne Reeves
Producers:
Blue Note
genre:
Jazz

We gave it an A-

There isn’t a weak track on this impeccably sung tribute. Reeves’ pairing with impish trumpeter-vocalist Clark Terry on ”I Hadn’t Anyone Till You” is great fun. But she packs the strongest punch on a tune Vaughan never recorded: ”A Chamada.” Haunting, inspired, and freer than she is on the great lady’s signature songs, her wordless vocal truly evokes Vaughan’s legacy. A-

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