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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Six years before she signed with Verve and finally became a big name, Shirley Horn already sounded quite mature and fully developed on this live trio date. Recorded at the 1981 Northsea Jazz Festival with bassist Charles Ables and drummer Billy Hart, the pianist/vocalist performs nine familiar standards, including versions of "More Than You Know" and "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" that did not come out until the 1991 CD reissue. The emphasis, as usual, is on ballads, including "Gee Baby Ain't I Good to You," "Baby Won't You Please Come Home" and the title cut. This lesser-known set is up to the same level as Shirley Horn's best-selling ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Six years before she signed with Verve and finally became a big name, Shirley Horn already sounded quite mature and fully developed on this live trio date. Recorded at the 1981 Northsea Jazz Festival with bassist Charles Ables and drummer Billy Hart, the pianist/vocalist performs nine familiar standards, including versions of "More Than You Know" and "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" that did not come out until the 1991 CD reissue. The emphasis, as usual, is on ballads, including "Gee Baby Ain't I Good to You," "Baby Won't You Please Come Home" and the title cut. This lesser-known set is up to the same level as Shirley Horn's best-selling Verve sets. Recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/24/1994
  • Label: Steeplechase
  • UPC: 716043116423
  • Catalog Number: 31164
  • Sales rank: 129,535

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Shirley Horn Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Billy Hart Drums
Charles Ables Bass
Technical Credits
Pieter Nieboer Engineer
Nils Winther Producer
Rudy Van Leishout Engineer
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