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You Won't Forget Me
     

You Won't Forget Me

by Shirley Horn
 
Miles Davis hated to revisit the past, but he did for Shirley Horn. His lovely 50s-style solo on the ballad "You Won't Forget Me" is certainly a highlight of this heart-rending recording. But neither Davis nor any of the other heavyweight guest stars ever steal the spotlight away from the diminutive singer-pianist who finally became a jazz star more than 30 years

Overview

Miles Davis hated to revisit the past, but he did for Shirley Horn. His lovely 50s-style solo on the ballad "You Won't Forget Me" is certainly a highlight of this heart-rending recording. But neither Davis nor any of the other heavyweight guest stars ever steal the spotlight away from the diminutive singer-pianist who finally became a jazz star more than 30 years after coming on the scene. Horn is in exceptional form here, covering both familiar material -- "Beautiful Love," "It Had to Be You," "You Stepped Out of a Dream," "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" -- and uncommon fare -- "Too Late Now," "If You Go," "The Music That Makes Me Dance." Everything is interpreted in Horn's inimitable, intimate style, the enticing breathy delivery, the crawling tempos, and the keen interplay between her voice and piano accompaniment. Among the other star soloists paying tribute to the new grande dame of jazz singing are Wynton and Branford Marsalis and harmonica virtuoso Toots Thielemans.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jim Newsom
With 1991's You Won't Forget Me, Shirley Horn's star continued to rise. While mostly ballads, this recording also includes swinging takes on "I Just Found Out About Love" and "Foolin' Myself." Toots Thielemans stars with his distinctive harmonica sound on "Beautiful Love" and "Soothe Me," and the unmistakable trumpet of Miles Davis weaves around Horn's vocal on the title track. The opening medley moves from the almost-whispered ballad "The Music That Makes Me Dance," to a funkily midtempo "Come Dance with Me." "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" is absolutely gorgeous, with Wynton Marsalis stepping in to trade phrases with Horn's voice. The music here is mostly taken at a very leisurely tempo, and the spare arrangements allow plenty of room for the music to breathe, proving that less is often more. The only complaint is that such spaciousness generates is a certain sameness to the material, but this is leavened by the guest appearances of Thielemans, Davis, the brothers Marsalis, and tenorman Buck Hill.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/29/1990
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0042284748223
catalogNumber:
847482
Rank:
14614

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Performance Credits

Shirley Horn   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Miles Davis   Trumpet
Billy Hart   Drums
Buck Hill   Tenor Saxophone
Charles Ables   Bass
Branford Marsalis   Tenor Saxophone
Wynton Marsalis   Trumpet
Toots Thielemans   Guitar,Harmonica
Buster Williams   Bass
Steve Williams   Drums

Technical Credits

Shirley Horn   Arranger
Stanley Crouch   Liner Notes
Richard Seidel   Producer
Joel E. Siegel   Producer
Dave Baker   Engineer
Alli   Art Direction
Bays   Art Direction
Geoffrey Parsons   Composer

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