After Hours (1961 Sarah Vaughan album)

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After Hours
Sarah Vaughan - After Hours.jpg
Studio album by Sarah Vaughan
Released 1961
Recorded July 18, 1961, RKO-Pathe Studio, New York City
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 35:22
Label Roulette
Producer Michael Cuscuna, Teddy Reig
Sarah Vaughan chronology
Count Basie/Sarah Vaughan
After Hours
You're Mine You

After Hours is a 1961 studio album by American jazz singer Sarah Vaughan.[1]

This was Vaughan's first album with just guitar and double bass accompaniment, it was followed by 1963's Sarah + 2 in a similar vein.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded After Hours three stars and said that "the emphasis throughout is exclusively on Sassy's magnificent voice. The program mostly sticks to ballads, with a couple of exceptions...and is a quiet and intimate affair, with Vaughan more subtle than she sometimes was. Despite a lightweight version of "My Favorite Things" that will not remind listeners of John Coltrane, this is an excellent if brief set (34-and-a-half minutes) with some fine jazz singing".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "My Favorite Things" (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) – 2:46
  2. "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" (Cole Porter) – 2:26
  3. "Wonder Why" (Nicholas Brodszky, Sammy Cahn) – 4:21
  4. "You'd Be So Easy to Love" (Porter) – 2:12
  5. "Sophisticated Lady" (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish) – 3:52
  6. "Great Day" (Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose, Vincent Youmans) – 2:18
  7. "Ill Wind" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 3:13
  8. "If Love Is Good to Me" (Redd Evans, Fred Spielman) – 2:12
  9. "In a Sentimental Mood" (Ellington, Manny Kurtz, Mills) – 4:06
  10. "Vanity" (Bernard Bierman, Jack Manus, Guy Wood) – 4:19
  11. "Through the Years" (Edward Heyman, Youmans) – 3:09



  1. ^ a b c Allmusic review
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 199. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.