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Shirley Horn

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by Damon Rondeau, Oct 22, 2005.

  1. Damon Rondeau

    Damon Rondeau Journeyman Clam Artist Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2002
    Winnipeg, baby
    I didn't catch this till today, but she passed away on Thursday at the age of 71. I loved her style...

    Story in the Houston Chronicle.
  2. D McCartney

    D McCartney crosswind downwind bass

    Aug 1, 2005
    Tacoma WA
    Yes, lucky angels.
  3. dhadleyray

    dhadleyray Guest

    Dec 7, 2004
    What?! That's terrible... I haven't seen that news anywhere, thanks for making me aware. How sad....
  4. dylanjohnson

    dylanjohnson Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2002
    Morro Bay, CA
    Oh man... wkcr in nyc is playing a tribute all day to her.... they played the stuff from the vanguard in 1960 or 61. just beautiful....almost had to pull over to the side of the road because i was so lost in it...
  5. Alexi David

    Alexi David

    May 15, 2003

    I saw her trio once do "You Won't Forget Me" at a Miles tribute show at Lincoln Center. Such beautiful music......
  6. I never saw her live, but I loved listening to her, especially with her own trio. Such beauty and restraint. She could get more emotion out of a phrase with just three well-placed notes than all the Christina Aguilaras of the world can do with all their vocal acrobatics.
  7. kip


    Sep 11, 2002
    Sausalito, Ca
    So sad. a friend of mine referred to her as "slowly but Shirley".
  8. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.

    SLOWLY BUT SHIRLEY - gotta love it. Quarter note=the rest of the afternoon. She could really lay into the time in such a beautiful way.