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Sarah Vaughan.

Sarah Vaughan artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Studio Sessions

Marian McPartland.

December 9, 2011 Celebrate the host and composer with a set of select performances by McPartland and her guests.

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Sarah Vaughan.

July 18, 2008 In a 1986 program, Vaughan's lively and sassy personality is on display, as are her amazing vocals.

Interviews & Profiles

Sarah Vaughan, Jan. 22, 1960.

March 26, 2008 The singer, who emerged with bebop, was capable of an extraordinarily wide variety of expression.

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August 30, 2006 Brazilian Romance is full of contemporary spirit, propelled by a timeless voice.

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September 11, 2007 The Jazz Icons series captures seven American legends at the height of their powers.

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February 9, 2006 Musician and critic David Was reviews the collection, and finds some nice surprises in the mix.

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Sarah Vaughan performs during the International Jazz Festival of Nice in southeast France in July 1984.

May 20, 2013 A new anthology packs four CDs with music, recorded live or in the studio with bands big and small.

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The cover of After Hours

August 1, 2001 After winning a talent show at the Apollo Theater in 1948, Vaughn's career took off.

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In a conversation aired on WBGO, Jessye Norman credits the study of jazz with her understanding of song interpretation.

September 20, 2013 The soprano tells WBGO that studying jazz vocalists influenced the way she interprets songs.

Tadd Dameron composed a body of work that helped define and expand the parameters of bebop.

February 22, 2011 Dameron composed a body of work that helped define and expand the parameters of bebop.

Bobby Hutcherson; Credit: Andrew Lepley

November 4, 2010 The vibraphonist says that Sarah Vaughan's range, precision and flexibility are great to hear.

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February 12, 2008 Hear five lovesick tunes crafted by jazz legends, Broadway hitmakers, and new talents.

Cover of The Quintessence

August 1, 2001 Sarah Vaughan recorded The Quintessence when she was a rising jazz star in her 20s.

NPR Artist Directory

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Frederic Chopin

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Gillian Welch

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

Hear and watch exclusive performances from the guitar-playing Mexican duo.

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Bon Iver

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Charles Mingus

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Emerson String Quartet

Hear essential recordings and performances from the lauded quartet.

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

NPR Music explores the life and voice of the passionate Qawwali singer.

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Wye Oak

Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.

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M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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Arcade Fire

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  • Released: 1987
 

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