Montreal 1983

Sarah Vaughan


Some wondrous scat-singing from Sassy

Possessor of one of the greatest voices of the 20th century and an inventive improviser who always had her own sound, Sarah Vaughan is in her own category.

This clip from the Montreal Jazz Festival in 1983 serves as proof.

An opener from a concert, this uptempo piece features Sarah Vaughan coming out scatting furiously and with wit during a performance that few others could equal.

-Scott Yanow

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