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Shirley Horn On Piano Jazz

Shirley Horn.
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Shirley Horn.

Jazz musicians have long admired pianist and vocalist Shirley Horn (1934–2005), whose sensitive and relaxed playing style and unique vocals earned her comparisons to fellow jazz greats such as Count Basie and Nat King Cole. In this Piano Jazz session from 1995, Horn brings her unmistakable contralto to a set that includes "Wouldn't It Be Lovely" and "End Of A Beautiful Friendship." Host Marian McPartland performs her own original tune, "Days Of Our Love."

Originally broadcast in the fall of 1995.

SET LIST

  • "End Of A Beautiful Friendship" (Kahn, Styne)
  • "You Don't Know Me" (Walker, Arnold)
  • "Isn't It Romantic" (Rodgers, Hart)
  • "Days Of Our Love" (McPartland)
  • "Wouldn't It Be Lovely" (Lerner, Loewe)
  • "I Thought About You" (Mercer, VanHeusen)
  • "Old Devil Called Love" (Roberts, Fisher)
  • "Shirley's Blues" (McPartland)
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