The Rifftides staff is on vacation, but we took a vote and decided that Sarah Vaughan’s birthday warrants a break. We came across a couple of videos from Sarah’s 1985 appearance at the Satin Doll in Tokyo. They have not had the hundreds of thousands of YouTube hits awarded some of her other pieces from that celebrated engagement. She is in fine voice here—nothing unusual about that—and enjoying her relationship with the audience and her trio, Frank Collett, piano; Bob Maize, bass; and Harold Jones, drums.
Sarah Vaughan, March 27, 1924 – April 3, 1990