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Concord to Reissue Sarah Vaughan’s 1979-80 Ellington Tributes

Two-CD set will include six previously unreleased Benny Carter-arranged tracks

Sarah Vaughan 1971
Sarah Vaughan at the 1971 Monterey Jazz Festival (photo: Veryl Oakland)

Concord Music Group has announced the Aug. 20 release of the two-CD Sarah Vaughan set Sophisticated Lady: The Duke Ellington Songbook Collection. The set, which will feature six previously unreleased tracks, celebrates the 40th anniversary of Pablo Records, the jazz label founded by Norman Granz in 1973.

Recorded between August 1979 and January 1980, the tracks originally appeared on Vaughan’s 1980 two albums of Ellington’s music, Duke Ellington Song Book One and Duke Ellington Song Book Two. The six previously unreleased recordings feature arrangements by Benny Carter: “Sophisticated Lady,” “In a Sentimental Mood,” “Lush

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