Kekse, Plätzchen, Lebkuchen – ohne Süßkram geht es in der Adventszeit einfach nicht. Am besten selbstgebacken! Und damit die Weihnachtsbäcker unter euch nicht ohne die passende musikalische Untermalung rühren, rollen, ausstechen und garnieren müssen, haben wir an dieser Stelle eine Reihe Songs für eine zünftige Küchenschlacht zusammengestellt.
Sarah Vaughan first amazed Bop musicians and the public when she was a teenager singing with Billie Eckstine's big band. She earned the nickname "Sassy" for her salty tongue, but Vaughan quickly became known as the "Divine One" for her awe-inspiring vocal abilities. Vaughan had a multi-octave range that she could employ with (seemingly) wild abandon or with surgical precision to get at the core of a song and during the 1950s and '60s she cut a remarkable mix of trio, Big Band and orchestral albums for the Mercury label. Whether Vaughan reconfigured the melody of a standard, sang a show tune straight, or slowed a ballad down to a crawl, the song became her own. She had the same struggles as other star vocalists when jazz was bumped from the pop scene in the mid-1960s but she rebounded nicely in the '70s with a great string of recordings on the Pablo label. While Sarah Vaughan remains one of the most influential singers in jazz and pop history -- Anita Baker, Dianne Reeves and others still carry her torch -- no one has ever topped her at her own game.