Lost Recordings of Sarah Vaughan Discovered & Unveiled
The Art of Sound LLC, based in Lambertville, announces it’s hosting of the 2nd United States unveiling of the official Lost Recordings of four-time Grammy Award Winner Sarah Vaughan. This exclusive and complimentary event scheduled for Thursday, January 26th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. is limited to only the first 30 guests. Seats can be reserved in advance by calling the Art of Sound’s showroom at 609-483-5000.
Attendees will live a rare, artistic evening as they are led through a unique journey of time on re-mastered vinyl created by Fondamenta’s sound archeologists who skillfully re-captured Vaughan’s never-before heard 1975 Laren, Netherland’s jazz festival concert. This experience will be introduced, guided and co-hosted by the Art of Sound’s proprietor, John Nirmaier and Devialet’s Amaury Guillemet. Light refreshments will also be served and an international, limited edition of showcased albums will be available for sale at the end of the evening.
Sarah Vaughan by name Sassy or the Divine One (March 27, 1924 – April 3, 1990), American jazz vocalist and pianist known for her rich voice, with an unusually wide range, and for the inventiveness and virtuosity of her improvisations.
Growing up in Newark, NJ, Vaughan was the daughter of amateur musicians. She began studying piano and organ at age seven and sang in the church choir. After winning an amateur contest at Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater in 1942, she was hired as a singer and second pianist by the Earl Hines Orchestra. A year later she joined the singer Billy Eckstine’s band, where she met Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker
By the mid-1940s Vaughan began singing with John Kirby and appearing on television variety shows. During the 1950s her audience grew as she toured both the United States and Europe and she signed with Mercury Record Corporation and EmArcy, Mercury’s jazz label, in 1953 to sing both pop and jazz. She also appeared in three movies in that period—Jazz Festival (1956), Disc Jockey (1951), and Basin Street Revue (1956). A contralto with a range of three octaves, she came to be regarded as one of the greatest of all jazz singers. Among her best-known songs were “It’s Magic,” “Make Yourself Comfortable,” “Broken-Hearted Melody,” “Misty,” and “Send in the Clowns.” Vaughan died in 1990, the same year in which she was inducted into the Jazz Hall of Fame. Retrieved From https://www.britannica.com/biography/Sarah-Vaughan
This moment will also be the opportunity for guests to discover the incredible story of The Lost Recordings collection, additionally featuring Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans, all previously unreleased and will be brought back to life by Devialet and Fondamenta thanks to Expert technologies.
“We are ecstatic to offer this incredibly artistic and exclusive event to our area that’s loaded with exceptionally creative people who can truly appreciate an evening such as this”. When we as consumers think of archival and original art, it is rare that music first comes to mind, this evening is sure to introduce guests to new ways in thinking of sound while learning about some of the greatest musicians and vocalists of our time” – states Mandee K. Hammerstein, Spokeswoman for Art of Sound, LLC.
Considered designers of sound, The Art of Sound, LLC offers expert technology, utmost personal, customer service and a state-of-the-art showroom located in Lambertville, NJ. The Art of Sound caters to serious music lovers, both residential and commercial, proudly curating the ultimate, in-concert experience for music aficionados. The Art of Sound specializes in Audio-Visual Design, creating Whole House Audio, Two-Channel Audio, & Multi-Channel Home Theater Environments, as well as Wi-Fi Solutions. Never before has sound been more advanced and stylish.