Send In the Clowns (1981 Sarah Vaughan album)

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Send in the Clowns
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Studio album by
RecordedFebruary 16-17, May 16, 1981
StudioGroup IV Recording Studio, Hollywood, California
GenreVocal jazz
LabelPablo Today
ProducerNorman Granz
Sarah Vaughan chronology
Songs of the Beatles
Send in the Clowns
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Send in the Clowns is a 1981 studio album by Sarah Vaughan, accompanied by the Count Basie Orchestra.[1]

This was Vaughan's third album with the Count Basie Orchestra, her previous two were No Count Sarah (1958) and Count Basie/Sarah Vaughan (1961).


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album three stars and said that it was an "enjoyable date...the arrangements by Sammy Nestico and Allyn Ferguson unfortunately do not leave much room for any of the Basie sidemen to solo, but Sassy is in superb form".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) - 5:04
  2. "Just Friends" (John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis) - 3:23
  3. "If You Could See Me Now" (Tadd Dameron, Carl Sigman) - 4:50
  4. "Ill Wind" (Arlen, Koehler) - 4:01
  5. "When Your Lover Has Gone" (Einar Aaron Swan) - 2:38
  6. "Send in the Clowns" (Stephen Sondheim) - 6:22
  7. "I Hadn't Anyone Till You" (Ray Noble) - 4:08
  8. "All the Things You Are" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) - 3:50
  9. "Indian Summer" (Al Dubin, Victor Herbert) - 3:31
  10. "From This Moment On" (Cole Porter) - 2:32



  1. ^ a b c "Send in the Clowns". Allmusic. Retrieved July 13, 2011.
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 199. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.