NY Times Book Review:
A New Biography Looks at Sarah Vaughan, the Singer Known as Sassy

by JAMES GAVIN

QUEEN OF BEBOP
The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan
By Elaine M. Hayes
Illustrated. 419 pp. Ecco/HarperCollins Publishers. $27.99.

For Ella Fitzgerald, jazz singing was a way to wallow in joy; Billie Holiday used it to confront her grief. And to Sarah Vaughan, it was a nirvana where everything was possible and nothing went wrong.

Read the entire review here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/20/books/review/queen-of-bebop-sarah-vaughan-biography-elaine-m-hayes-.html?smid=tw-nytbooks&smtyp=cur

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