Sarah Vaughan and her working trio team here with the "no Count" Basie band for this 1981 collection--their first studio meeting in 20 years--and create a spell that evokes the days when singer and orchestra shared the stage at the original Birdland. The program looks back even further in the Divine One's career, with the inclusion of her early hit "If You Could See Me Now," while also featuring one of her last signature songs in the title track. The entire program, arranged with flair by Sammy Nestico and Allyn Ferguson, is a tour de force that finds Vaughan letting all stops out in a setting that matches her supreme vocal instrument.
the Count Basie Orchestra:
Dale Carley, Sonny Cohn, Willie Cook, Eric Dixon, George Gaffney, Freddie Greene, Kenny Hing, Bill Hughes, Harold Jones, Grover Mitchell, Bobby Plater, Andy Simpkins, Bob Summers, Frank Szabo, Danny Turner, Johnny Williams, Dennis Wilson, Mitchell "Booty" Wood