Wikipedia : This day (October 20, 2005), in Washington, D.C., died Shirley Horn, an American jazz singer and pianist.
@ Verve : Widely regarded as the premiere singing pianist in jazz since Nat King Cole, Horn applies her unique alchemy to eleven classic and contemporary songs on You’re My Thrill, her eleventh recording for Verve.
@allmusic : A superior ballad singer and a talented pianist, Horn put off potential success until finally becoming a major attraction while in her fifties.
@last.fm : Her vocal manner is akin to Miles Davis’ trumpet style: not technically flashy, but definitively setting the song’s mood. Indeed, it was Davis who discovered Horn in 1960 and who became an admirer despite his well-known dislike of vocalists generally.