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Saturday “Sassy” ~ Sarah Vaughan “Wave”

To me this was the most exquisite cover of this song ever done.

Some of the most ultimate singers did it from Ella Fitzgerald to Sinatra but yet even they couldn’t touch “Sassy’s” rendition. No one could.

Vaughan’s ever-changing phrasing during the notes and the lung capacity in-which how long she could hold them were absolutely mind-blowing. It sent the song completely soaring to a new level. She wasn’t called the “Divine One” (the original & only BTW) for nothing.

More like a Brilliant Vibrato Virtuoso.

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Wednesday When It Was Music ~ Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto ~ The Girl From Ipanema

Ahhhh it doesn’t get anymore laid back and relaxed.

This song was a prime example of International Talent.

Musicians alike seeked for each other in every country within the continent. And this was a mix made in heaven. Stan Getz renown sax player finds João Gilberto renown guitarist and adds a little, Girl. Astrud Gilberto.

The recording would gain them a Grammy for Album of the Year, Best Jazz Instrumental Album – Individual or Group and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.

And this classic “The Girl from Ipanema” also won the award for Record of the Year in 1965.

This was the first time in Grammy history that a Jazz Album won. That achievement wouldn’t be agained again until 2008 43 years later with Herbie Hancock.

In 1964 this was  Bossa Nova and Jazz at its finest.

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