You Won't Forget Me

You Won't Forget Me

by Shirley HornShirley Horn


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Miles Davis hated to revisit the past, but he did for Shirley Horn. His lovely 50s-style solo on the ballad "You Won't Forget Me" is certainly a highlight of this heart-rending recording. But neither Davis nor any of the other heavyweight guest stars ever steal the spotlight away from the diminutive singer-pianist who finally became a jazz star more than 30 years after coming on the scene. Horn is in exceptional form here, covering both familiar material -- "Beautiful Love," "It Had to Be You," "You Stepped Out of a Dream," "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" -- and uncommon fare -- "Too Late Now," "If You Go," "The Music That Makes Me Dance." Everything is interpreted in Horn's inimitable, intimate style, the enticing breathy delivery, the crawling tempos, and the keen interplay between her voice and piano accompaniment. Among the other star soloists paying tribute to the new grande dame of jazz singing are Wynton and Branford Marsalis and harmonica virtuoso Toots Thielemans.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/29/1990
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0042284748223
catalogNumber: 847482
Rank: 9001

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shirley Horn   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Miles Davis   Trumpet
Billy Hart   Drums
Buck Hill   Tenor Saxophone
Charles Ables   Bass
Branford Marsalis   Tenor Saxophone
Wynton Marsalis   Trumpet
Toots Thielemans   Guitar,Harmonica
Buster Williams   Bass
Steve Williams   Drums

Technical Credits

Shirley Horn   Arranger
Stanley Crouch   Liner Notes
Richard Seidel   Producer
Joel E. Siegel   Producer
Dave Baker   Engineer
Alli   Art Direction
Bays   Art Direction
Geoffrey Parsons   Composer

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