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Shirley Horn
Shirley (*1934) was an American jazz singer and pianist. She collaborated with many jazz greats including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Toots Thielemans, Ron Carter, Carmen McRae, Wynton Marsalis and others. She was most noted for her ability to accompany herself with nearly incomparable independence and ability on the piano while singing, something described by arranger Johnny Mandel as "like having two heads", and for her rich, lush voice, a smoky contralto, which was described by noted producer and arranger Quincy Jones as "like clothing, as she seduces you with her voice". Shirley died in 2005.
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Light Out Of Darkness
Gitanes Jazz 519703-2
recorded April/May 1993 in New York City/USA
Shirley Horn, piano, Hammond B-3 organ
Charles Ables, guitar
Gary Bartz, alto sax
Tyler Mitchell, bass
Steve Williams, drums

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