You're My Thrill

You're My Thrill

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by Shirley Horn
     
 

Horn is a singer who knows how to take her time. And our patience with her penchant for slower tempos pays off in Horn’s gorgeous renditions of standards (“The Best Is Yet to Come,” “I Got Lost in His Arms, “ “The Very Thought of You “) and not-so-standard material (.”Solitary Moon,” “Rules of the Road, “ “All Night Long “). The oh-so-subtle string arrangements of…  See more details below

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Horn is a singer who knows how to take her time. And our patience with her penchant for slower tempos pays off in Horn’s gorgeous renditions of standards (“The Best Is Yet to Come,” “I Got Lost in His Arms, “ “The Very Thought of You “) and not-so-standard material (.”Solitary Moon,” “Rules of the Road, “ “All Night Long “). The oh-so-subtle string arrangements of the legendary Johnny Mandel are the perfect touch on certain tracks; other performances rely on Horn’s piano and a small band. No matter the instrumental configuration, they all shine.

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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
With the swanky midnight mood of their previous collaboration Here's to Life in mind, Shirley Horn and arranger Johnny Mandel go at it again -- a move that is sure to send her legions of latter-day fans into blissful orbit. This time, though, the six sophisticated string-laden ballads are interspersed with five relatively short, swinging numbers with just Horn, her trio, and various instrumental guests. As a result, you get a better balanced album, not weighted too much in one direction or another. Mandel's orchestrations are paragons of subtlety, sometimes creeping almost imperceptibly like a slow moving fog upon Horn's trio. Like his singer, Mandel respects the value of silence and space; they're a well matched pair, their different ideas of timing dovetail together neatly. Though some of us would have wanted Horn and her jazzmen to stretch out more on the small group tracks, they do serve effectively as breathers, or intermezzos, in between the languorous collaborations with Mandel. In lieu of the participation of Wynton Marsalis (who contributed to Here's to Life), Carl Saunders offers some soulful trumpet obbligato work on "Solitary Moon." Guitarist Russell Malone and bassist Brian Bromberg also appear on the small group tracks -- Malone even does a soft focused rockabilly thing on "Why Don't You Do Right?" -- while bassist Charles Ables and drummer Steve Williams stoke the rhythm in Horn's trio. Another worthy stylish outing for Horn.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/13/2001
Label:
Umvd Labels
UPC:
0731454941723
catalogNumber:
549417

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shirley Horn   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Dorival Caymmi   Guitar
Alan Broadbent   Piano
Brian Bromberg   Bass
Russell Malone   Guitar
Charles Ables   Bass
Chuck Domanico   Bass
Johnny Mandel   Conductor
Carl Saunders   Trumpet
Steve Williams   Percussion,Drums
Steven Schaeffer   Drums

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Bill Smith   Engineer
Larry Bunker   Vibe Master
Tommy LiPuma   Executive Producer
Johnny Mandel   Arranger,Producer
Schmitt   Engineer
Hollis King   Art Direction
Bernie Fuchs   Illustrations

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You're My Thrill 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My wife and I have only been listening to jazz for a couple of years now, and overall I suppose we aren't really ''experts'', but we know what we like when we hear it. This CD is fantastic. We discovered ''You're My Thrill'' at a bookstore and purchased it immediately. It's the kind of music that can play in the background during dinner without being obtrusive. You can listen to it in the car to calm your nerves on those long commutes. And it's especially good for creating a relaxed, romantic mood in the evening. If you want classic, uptempo jazz, check out Coletrane. If you want smooth and easy, totally relaxing, this is the one.