Live at the 1994 Monterey Jazz Festival

Live at the 1994 Monterey Jazz Festival

by Shirley Horn

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Live at the 1994 Monterey Jazz Festival

Shirley Horn's sole appearance at the Monterey Jazz Festival took place in 1994 and it is one of her most compelling performances of her career. The often raucous Monterey audience is captivated by her infectious vocals and swinging piano, accompanied by her long time bassist Charles Ables and drummer Steve Williams. Horn's vocal phrasing is devoid of the gimmickry, focusing on bringing the lyrics to life, including a mix of standards, ballads, and modern pop. Horn's mastery of ballads includes her dramatic take of Leon Russell's "A Song for You" with its shimmering piano and a spacious, dreamy setting of "Here's to Life," both songs readily identified with her, along with a sublime "The Look of Love." But she also shows of her considerable piano chops with a jaunty take of "I've Got the World on a String," her playful arrangement of "Foolin' Myself," a driving interpretation of "Hard Hearted Hannah" and a swinging rendition of Oscar Peterson's "Blues for Big Scotia," the sole instrumental of the set. Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/05/2008
Label: Monterey Jazz Fest
UPC: 0888072303133
catalogNumber: 30313

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shirley Horn   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Charles Ables   Bass
Steve "Syco Steve" Williams   Drums

Technical Credits

Leon Russell   Composer
Oscar Peterson   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Greg Allen   Art Direction
Ron Davis   Engineer
Larry Marks   Composer
Jason Olaine   Author
Bud Spangler   Producer,Engineer
Dan Ouellette   Liner Notes
Glen Barros   Series Executive Producer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Tim "T-Bone" Jackson   Author,Series Executive Producer
Larissa Collins   Art Direction

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