Some of the most important recordings in the career of Sarah Vaughan
– rich package of albums that really helped her refine her style strongly, and unlock an approach to jazz that nobody else could touch! Vaughan
had always been a great singer, no matter what the setting – but here, she takes things a strong step forward – by mixing instrumental inspiration with careful lyrical delivery, all at a level that's quite different than Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, or any other contemporaries! Vaughan
's got this mature approach that's never overdone, and never tries to call too much attention to itself – even though Sarah
's singing in ways that are technically mindblowing, and set to the kinds of backings that never would have been so subtle a few years before. The beautiful package is a 7" square book – with heavy hardcovers, and lots of color images on the many pages inside – plus four CDs nestled alongside the words – containing the full albums Images, In The Land Of Hi Fi, Sarah Vaughan
, At Mister Kelly's, After Hours At The London House, and No Count Sarah
– plus 11 bonus tracks added to the Mister Kelly's album, and 5 more bonus tracks from the Swingin Easy record as well. 72 tracks in all – in a really lovely package!
(In great shape with the slipcover!)