Loads of Love/Shirley Horn with Horns

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Two of pianist/vocalist Shirley Horn's rarest and earliest recordings are reissued in full on this single CD. Actually, Horn does not play piano at all, sticking exclusively to vocals, and she had less control over the interpretations being persuaded to sing some songs at faster-than-usual tempos than she would later on. The arrangements for the big bands that back Horn were written by Jimmy Jones and Quincy Jones and, although the overall music is enjoyable, Horn would have much preferred to be the pianist behind her own vocals. Since she would only record two other albums during the next 15 years sticking to playing locally in the Washington, D.C., area while raising her ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Two of pianist/vocalist Shirley Horn's rarest and earliest recordings are reissued in full on this single CD. Actually, Horn does not play piano at all, sticking exclusively to vocals, and she had less control over the interpretations being persuaded to sing some songs at faster-than-usual tempos than she would later on. The arrangements for the big bands that back Horn were written by Jimmy Jones and Quincy Jones and, although the overall music is enjoyable, Horn would have much preferred to be the pianist behind her own vocals. Since she would only record two other albums during the next 15 years sticking to playing locally in the Washington, D.C., area while raising her daughter, this CD gives one a valuable look at the early Shirley Horn; her distinctive vocal style was already nearly fully formed.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/1/1990
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 042284345422
  • Catalog Number: 843454
  • Sales rank: 69,837

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Shirley Horn Primary Artist, Vocals
Hank Jones Piano
Kenny Burrell Guitar
Milt Hinton Bass
Osie Johnson Drums
Gene Orloff Violin
Technical Credits
Quincy Jones Producer
Joe Bailey Composer
Richard Seidel Contributor
Joel E. Siegel Liner Notes
Jule Styne Composer
Tom "Curly" Ruff Remastering
Walter Bullock Composer
Bart Howard Composer
John Levy Producer
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