Shirley Horn

Shirley Horn



Shirley Valerie Horn (May 1, 1934 – October 20, 2005) was an American jazz singer and pianist.[1] She collaborated with many jazz greats including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Toots Thielemans, Ron Carter, Carmen McRae, Wynton Marsalis and others. She was most noted for her ability to accompany herself with nearly incomparable independence and ability on the piano while singing, something described by arranger Johnny Mandel as "like having two heads", and for her rich, lush voice, a smoky contralto, which was described by noted producer and arranger Quincy Jones as "like clothing, as she seduces you with her voice". Although she could swing as strongly as any straight-ahead jazz artist, Horn's reputation rode on her exquisite ballad work.



Shirley Horn with Horns
Shirley Horn with Horns is a 1963 studio album by Shirley Horn, featuring arrangements by Quincy Jones, Billy Byers, Thad Jones and Don Sebesky.
I Remember Miles
I Remember Miles is a 1998 studio album by Shirley Horn, recorded in tribute to Miles Davis.
You're My Thrill
You're My Thrill is a 2001 studio album by Shirley Horn, arranged by Johnny Mandel.
Loads of Love
Loads of Love is a 1963 jazz studio album by Shirley Horn, arranged by Jimmy Jones.

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Popular Albums33

Album Appearances & References7

Popular Live Albums5

Collaborators & Influencers8

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Awards & Nominations3

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Arche Audio Opus 5 USB DAC and Opus 501 Transformer
  –  August 18, 2017
Shirley Horn’s version of Here’s To Life from "Shirley Horn with Strings: Here’s To Life" (Verve 1992) sounds great at the rebook rate. Lush, sweet and romantic, this track exudes with Horn’s lifetime of musicality and jwa de vive, with a decisive ...
Look who's coming to the Algoma Fall Festival
  –  August 14, 2017
And Soulpepper Theatre’s Albert Schultz will talk with Shingwauk Residential School survivor Shirley Horn about Truth, Art and Reconciliation. This year, the Festival concludes with its popular Celtic Colours in Algoma weekend. Step and Square dance with ...
Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend - August 18-August 20
  –  August 14, 2017
Jean Baylor was introduced to jazz as a vocal performance major in Philadelphia, where she was heavily influenced by artists such as Carmen McCrae, Jimmy Scott, and Shirley Horn. She too has expanded into composing, arranging, producing, and band leading.
Sharón Clark Quartet
  –  August 12, 2017
Clark, a jazz and blues powerhouse who has gained international acclaim, evokes Ella Fitzgerald and Shirley Horn. All proceeds from the cover charge go toward opening the new Cafe Coda on Willy Street.
Shirley Horn - He Was Too Good To Me MP3 Download and Lyrics
  –  August 11, 2017
1 Wouldn't It Be Loverly? (Live At Theatre Du Chatelet, Paris/1992) Lyrics 2 Just In Time (Live At Theatre Du Chatelet, Paris/1992) Lyrics 3 He Was Too Good To Me (Live At Theatre Du Chatelet, Paris/1992) He Was Too Good To Me Shirley Horn 4 Do It Again ...

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