May 2, 2009 – 4:17 am

Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork.

The Newport Jazz Festival In Belgrade 1973 [1CD]

Live at the Union Hall, Belgrade, Serbia (the former Yugoslavia). November 5, 1973. Very good radio broadcast.

The Newport Jazz Festival might have started in 1954 and held in Newport, Rhode Island before moving to New York City in 1972 and then becoming a two-site festival in 1981. Meanwhile across the Atlantic,  this fest was “brought” to Belgrade and the Newport Jazz Festival in Belgrade started in 1970, where, according to Europe Jazz Network, “this festival hosted almost everyone who’s important in jazz history.”

The ’60s weren’t very good years for Sarah Vaughan but she managed to stage a comeback in the early ’70s. She had just recorded Live In Japan (September 24), an album that would be honoured by the US Library of Congress, and fans who treasure Live In Japan should welcome this Belgrade 1973 set as a companion set.

Vaughan has an affinity with the songs she covers and she certainly knows her way around popular tunes such as The Summer Knows (Theme from Summer Of ‘42), On A Clear Day You Can See Forever and even offers a melancholic Rainy Days And Mondays. Meanwhile, she gives a command performance of some of the songs she also sang in Japan - A Foggy Day, Round Midnight, I’ll Remember April and the show stopper, Misty.

Thanks to joerg, who taped and shared the show when The Newport Jazz Festival In Belgrade was re-broadcast.

These tracks are no longer available for sharing.

Blue Monk 8:34 (12.0MB)
A Foggy Day 1:56 (2.6MB)
The Summer Knows 5:22 (7.3MB)
On A Clear Day You Can See Forever 1:40 (2.2MB)
Round Midnight 7:07 (9.7MB)
I’ll Remember April 4:54 (6.7MB)
Misty 3:54 (5.3MB)
I Cried For You 2:10 (2.9MB)
Rainy Days And Monday 6:20 (8.6MB)
Scat Blues; band introduction 7:02 (9.8MB)
Summertime 2:07 (end missing) (2.9MB)

Sarah Vaughan - vocals
Carl Schroeder - piano
John Giannelli - bass
Jimmy Cobb - drums

Click here to order Sarah Vaughan’s Live In Japan.

  1. 3 Responses to “SARAH VAUGHAN - BELGRADE 1973”

  2. thank you!

    By chris on May 11, 2011

  3. Great post!

    By Pro22 on Mar 8, 2012

  4. Thank u for this upload. One of her best performances

    By vasa on Jan 6, 2015

Post a Comment