Live At The 4 Queens (Remastered) Shirley Horn

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Label: 2xHD - Naxos

Genre: Vocal

Subgenre: Vocal Jazz

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)


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  • 1Something Happens to Me03:12
  • 2Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)05:14
  • 3Just for a Thrill05:10
  • 4Hi Fly07:41
  • 5Something to Shout About: You'd Be So Nice to Come Home to03:51
  • 6Meditation09:03
  • 7The Boy from Ipanema05:22
  • 8Love me Tonight: Isn't it romantic?12:10
  • 9Blues for Big Scotia02:58
  • Total Runtime54:41

Info for Live At The 4 Queens (Remastered)

The first previously unreleased recordings by Shirley Horn in nearly a decade! Live At The 4 Queens was captured the day after Horn's 54th birthday, and you can hear what a good time she's having celebrating the occasion in Las Vegas on this recording. The album kicks off with a spirited instrumental version of the 1950's classic "Hi-Fly" by Randy Weston, and also includes Rainy Smith's (Horn's daughter) favorite song that her mother would play, "Meditation (Meditação)," which she humorously says she never knew the name of all these years until now. The hallmarks of any Shirley Horn album are of course the ballads, and this album delivers two powerful ones - "Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be?)" and "Just For A Thrill," which James Gavin writes "builds slowly; then her bristling chords build up so much tension that the energy explodes in a big crescendo. Horn lets it subside like a cloud of smoke." "The Boy from Ipanema" is a playful take on the bossa nova classic, which Horn actually got to perform once at Antônio Carlos Jobim's birthday party in Rio de Janeiro. And one of Horn's rollicking blues staples, "Blues for Big Scotia," closes the set in rousing form.

Renowned for her inimitable ability to negotiate melodies and lyrics at an exquisitely unhurried pace, Shirley Horn applies her unique alchemy to classic and contemporary songs. When Shirley Horn sings a song, she changes the way we hear it forever.

This never-before-released sparkling set recorded live on May 2n, 1988, at The Four Queens Hotel, captures the angora-voiced jazz singer and pianist at the very beginning of her resurgence on the jazz scene.

„Horn's taste is impeccable, her conviction contagious, and when she sings a lyric . . . we accept it as pure gospel.“ (Vanity Fair)

Shirley Horn, vocals, piano
Charles Ables, double bass
Steve Williams, drums

Recorded May 2, 1988 Live at Las Vegas's 4 Queens Hotel

2xHD Mastering by: René Laflamme and André Perry
2xHD Executive Producer: André Perry

Digitally remastered

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Booklet for Live At The 4 Queens (Remastered)

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