¡Viva! Vaughan
Studio album by
RecordedAugust 13-18, 1964
GenreVocal jazz, Bossa nova
ProducerQuincy Jones
Sarah Vaughan chronology
Vaughan with Voices
¡Viva! Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan Sings the Mancini Songbook

¡Viva! Vaughan is a 1965 studio album by Sarah Vaughan, orchestrated and conducted by Frank Foster, and produced by Quincy Jones.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Ken Dryden awarded ¡Viva! Vaughan two stars and said "Vaughan is in great voice throughout the date and the material is generally first-rate, except for the bland "Night Song"...Unfortunately, the bossa nova selections ("The Boy From Ipanema" and "Quiet Nights") are burdened with pedestrian string arrangements that date the music as much as the generally uninspired Latin percussion. It's likely that this lack of focus confused the record-buying public as to what type of music this was and caused it to be overlooked."[1]

Track listing

  • Sarah Vaughan – vocals
  • Jerome Richardson – flute
  • Wayne Andre – trombone
  • Dick Hixson – bass trombone
  • Bernard Eichen – violin
  • Barry Galbraith – guitar
  • Bob James – piano
  • Willie Bobo – percussion
  • Bobby Donaldson – drums
  • George Duvivier – double bass
  • Frank Foster – arranger, conductor
    1. ^ a b Dryden, Ken. "¡Viva! Vaughan". Allmusic. Retrieved March 19, 2011.
    2. ^ Allmusic review
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