Album Review: Ann Hampton Callaway - From Sassy To Divine

Despite decades of acclaim singing jazz, legendary songstress Sarah Vaughan (aka “Sassy”) has said she was not specifically that —which makes her the perfect icon for a similarly diverse contemporary vocal great like Ann Hampton Callaway to pay homage to. She brings passion, swing, playful phrasing, electricity, charm and equally exuberant and subtle nuances to this comprehensive exploration of Vaughan’s catalog in the perfect setting: Live at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. Highlights include “Misty,” “Chelsea Bridge” and “Wave.”
– Jonathan Widran

Score: 8 out of 10 • Shanachie • Producer: Ann Hampton Callaway