Resonance Records, with the cooperation of National Public Radio (NPR), will release Sarah Vaughan-Live At Rosy’s on March 25. The two-CD set comprises newly discovered recordings of Vaughan’s performance at Rosy’s Jazz Club in New Orleans on May 31, 1978.
Accompanying Vaughan on the recording are pianist Carl Schroeder, bassist Walter Booker and drummer Jimmy Cobb.
The release includes nearly 90 minutes of music, some of which has never been previously broadcast, along with a 36-page book, and is presented in a six-panel digi-pak designed by Burton Yount. The book includes historic essays, interviews and memoirs by producer Zev Feldman; author and journalist James Gavin; journalist, author and critic Will Friedwald and many others.
Just after the release of the album, the U.S. Postal Service will honor Vaughan’s legacy by issuing a commemorative Forever Stamp. The ceremony will take place at the Sarah Vaughan Concert Hall at Newark Symphony Hall, 1020 Broad Street, Newark, N.J., at 11:00am, March 29.
Confirmed participants at the ceremony include Tony Bennett, Rhonda Hamilton (host of WBGO Radio’s Midday Jazz), Mayor Ras Baraka of Newark, Dr. Gloria White (pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church), Ronald Stroman (Deputy Postmaster General) and vocalist Melba Moore.