We remember Shirley Horn. ‘Two Heads, One Horn’

This day (October 20, 2005), in Washington, D.C., died Shirley Horn, an American jazz singer and pianist.

Digest Tracklist :

Our Love Is Here To Stay (2002) . How Insensitive (1999) . Fever (1998) . Once I Loved (1994) . This is the end of a beautiful friendship (1990) . w/ Wynton Marsalis – Basin Street Blues . This Can’T Be Love / Song I Love You In A Place (1981) .

Shirley Horn Top 10 :

Winter Wonderland . Return to Paradise . Hit The Road Jack . Come Dance With Me . Here’s To Life . The Good Life . Solitary Moon . And I Love Him . Fever . Yesterday .


Recorded on June 12 & August 13, 1990, You Wont Forget Me is a studio album by Shirley Horn, featuring Miles Davis‘ last appearance as a sideman. >>

Released on March 13, 2001, Youre My Thrill is a studio album by Shirley Horn, arranged by Johnny Mandel. >>

Charlie Haden‘s The Art of the Song is an album (released on July 27, 1999) with his Quartet West, featuring vocalists Bill Henderson and Shirley Horn. >>


[1993] Shirley Horn, Gal Costa, Jon Hendricks, Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Oscar Castro-Neves, Ron Carter, Harvey Mason pay tribute to Brazilian Icon Antônio Carlos Jobim at the Free Jazz Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil >> 62 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1981] Shirley Horn and her Trio will perform at North Sea Jazz Festival in The Hague, The Netherlands >> 9 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1991] Shirley Horn sings and plays piano at Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, RI >> 43 MINUTES on RVM >>


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.

@Discogs :

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