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Sarah Vaughan, The Divine One
Masters of American Music

Masters of American Music is an award-winning television series of ten shows that celebrate a pantheon of the greatest innovators in Jazz. Both the video and audio content now has been restored and remastered in accordance with state-of-the-art specifications, employing award-winning tools exclusively for this production.

Produced by Toby Byron, it was the first TV series devoted to Jazz. Individual programmes trace the lives and works of master musicians who defined the course of America's classical music. From its birth in New Orleans, to swing, the big bands, bebop, free Jazz and beyond: all of it is explored with sensitivity and in unique depth.

She was Sarah, Sassy, the Divine One - the incomparable Sarah Vaughan.

Sarah Vaughan, The Divine One recounts the stellar singer's career from her beginnings at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey, to her debut at the Apollo Theater and her preeminence in nightclubs, concert halls and jazz festivals around the world. Packed with live performances spanning her entire career, Sarah Vaughan, The Divine One offers a portrait of a woman who was professionally unparalleled.

With Billy Eckstine, Roy Haynes, Joe Williams, Marty Paich, George Gaffney, Sarah's mother, Ada, and her daughter, Paris. Narrated by Janice Pendarvis.

Sarah Vaughan singer

Movie director : Matthew Seig
Collection : Masters of American Music
Playlist : Musics from the Americas
Music genre : Jazz

Duration : 01 h 00 min
Production date : 1991
Production : © East Stinson Inc. / Toby Byron / Multiprises
Available version(s) : EN