"All the Things You Are"
"There’s a category for me. I like to be referred to as a good singer of good songs in good taste." - Sarah Vaughan
Cool, comfortable summer nights like this sometimes bring me back to Sarah Vaughan, whose recorded legacy documents possibly my favorite voice on the planet.
This was my angsty teenager medicine—this in headphones on a discman under the stars. There is so much musicianship in her singing, whether she lent it to real jazz or to pop standards in overdone arrangements. So much flexibility, and color, and mutability on a dime. And so much…something else. I don’t know if I could ever say just what.