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Christine Tobin on Shirley Horn

Alyn Shipton is joined by jazz singer Christine Tobin to survey the music of Shirley Horn.

As a vocalist, Shirley Horn was expert at lending subtle treatment to old jazz standards. She was also a fine pianist, and in this week's Jazz Library singer Christine Tobin discusses the American's intimate trio sound as well as Horn's work with some of the finest big bands of the 1960s. Taking time out to raise a family, Horn returned in the 1980s and 1990s to make some of her finest recordings, including the Grammy-winning I Remember Miles.

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Sat 24 Jul 2010 16:00

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  • Shirley Horn

    I'm Old Fashioned

    Composer: Kern / Mercer Performers: Shirley Horn, p, voc; Buster Williams, b; Billy Hart, d. 9 July 1978.

    • A Lazy Afternoon.
    • Steeplechase.
    • SCS 1111 Side A.
  • Shirley Horn

    Love For Sale

    Composer: Porter Performers: Shirley Horn, voc; big band inc. Jimmy Jones, p; Joe Newman, tp. 1963.

    • Loads Of Love/Shirley Horn With Horns.
    • Verve.
    • 8434542.
  • Shirley Horn

    That Old Black Magic

    Composer: Arlen / Mercer Performers: Shirley Horn, voc; big band cond. by Quincy Jones. 1963.

    • Loads Of Love/ Shirley Horn With Horns.
    • Verve.
    • 8434542.
  • Shirley Horn

    I Thought About You

    Composer: Van Heusen / Mercer Performers: Shirley Horn, p, voc; Charles Ables, b; Steve Williams, d. Vine Street Bar & Grill, Hollywood, California, 12 & 13 May 1987.

    • I Thought About You.
    • Verve.
    • 833235.
  • Shirley Horn

    Get Out Of Town

    Composer: Porter Performers: Shirley Horn, p, voc; Charles Ables, b; Steve Williams, d. A & R Studios, New York, 14 – 16 Nov 1988.

    • Close Enough For Love.
    • Verve.
    • 837933.
  • Shirley Horn

    Memories Of You

    Composer: Blake / Razaf Performers: Shirley Horn, p, voc; Buck Hill, ts; Charles Ables, b; Steve Williams, d. A & R Studios, New York, 14 – 16 Nov 1988.

    • Close Enough For Love.
    • Verve.
    • 837933.
  • Shirley Horn

    Beautiful Love

    Composer: King / Young / Van Alstyne Performers: Shirley Horn, v; Toots Thielemans, g & harmonica. Clinton Recording Studios, New York, June & Aug 1990.

    • You Won't Forget Me.
    • Verve.
    • 847482.
  • Shirley Horn

    Don't Let the Sun Catch You Cryin'

    Composer: Greene Performers: Shirley Horn, p, voc; Wynton Marsalis, tp; Charles Ables, b; Steve Williams, d. Clinton Recording Studios, New York, June & Aug 1990.

    • You Won't Forget Me.
    • Verve.
    • 847482.
  • Shirley Horn

    My Man's Gone Now

    Composer: Gershwin / Heyward Performers: Shirley Horn, p, voc; Ron Carter, Charles Ables, b; Steve Williams, Al Foster, d; Roy Hargrove, tp. Clinton Recording Studios, New York, 2-5 Dec 1997.

    • I Remember Miles.
    • Verve.
    • 314 557 199-2.
  • Shirley Horn

    He Was Too Good For Me

    Composer: Hart / Rodgers Performers: Shirley Horn, p, voc. Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, France, 7 Mar 1992.

    • I Love You, Paris.
    • Verve.
    • 523486.
  • Shirley Horn

    You're My Thrill

    Composer: Gorney / Clare Performers: Shirley Horn, p, voc; orchestra cond. and arr. by Johnny Mandel. Schnee Studios, Los Angeles, California, 12 – 15 June 2000.

    • You're My Thrill.
    • Verve.
    • 549417.

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