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I Remember Miles
Shirley Horn
I Remember Miles
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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Shirley Horn is a talented jazz vocalist/pianist who has been recording since the early 1960s. Her delicate voice was an inspiration to Miles Davis, who performed three standards on his disc, Seven Steps to Heaven after he...  more »

      
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All Artists: Shirley Horn
Title: I Remember Miles
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Verve
Original Release Date: 6/23/1998
Release Date: 6/23/1998
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Vocal Jazz, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731455719925, 0731455719925

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Shirley Horn is a talented jazz vocalist/pianist who has been recording since the early 1960s. Her delicate voice was an inspiration to Miles Davis, who performed three standards on his disc, Seven Steps to Heaven after hearing Horn's evocative interpretations. On I Remember Miles, Horn pays tribute to the late trumpeter by singing those standards ("Basin Street Blues," "Baby Won't You Please Come Home," and "I Fall in Love Too Easily") and reprising a trio of tunes from Porgy And Bess. Accompanied by trumpeter Roy Hargrove and harmonica virtuoso Toots Thielemans as well as Davis alumni Ron Carter on bass and Al Foster on drums, Ms. Horn displays all the nuance and style that endeared Miles to her in the first place. A moving homage. --Mitch Myers

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A Forceful Formula: A Powered Trio + A Soloist and the Voice
Carlos from Rio | Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil | 07/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Tune the grand jazz piano, call her trio (bass & drums longtime mates). Then invite a great soloist in - one of those Ms.Horn is used to allowing. Simple like this. You'll need nothing else to get one of the best albums on GAS and jazz vocals. The environment is calmly perfect, touchy. She just re-built Gershwin's "I Got Plenty of Nothing". When listening to "My Funny Valentine" it immediately comes to mind the Miles Davis'rendition. And then the doubt: who has influenced who? Extraordinaire. - P.S.: Also pick Miles Davis' "My Funny Valentine" album and compare. - P.S.: Don't forget a bottle of "beaujoulais". Half the lights on. Now, silence. Perfect."
Absolute Masterpiece
Veronique P. | New York | 10/19/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Shirley Horn gives here an absolute masterpiece. I would classify this album among my top 10 jazz cds of all time. She revisits the compositions of Miles Davis with her own style, talent and velvet tone. She knows how to play with silences, in the very tradition of Miles. She takes time to set-up the tune and melody and let it drive you into this other world, hers. She definitely brings you to the stars... A sophisticated, and relaxing album, a must in a discotheque, jazz fan or not. She used to be the favourite singer of Miles Davis indeed. No wonder why.
VP, Jazzman"
Congratulations, Ms. Horn!
Hugo | Barcelona, Spain | 12/03/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've always claimed I don't like those singers who sing so very slow. But have I changed my mind after listening this CD! This is wonderful! Even if she sings "awfully slow", as Miles Davis told her lovingly, she is so very sultry and expressive! I was a little reluctant about buyinb this release because I already had at home most of the jazz standards included here sung by some other singers, but her covers are so personal and original that there is nothing which sounds repetitive. Moreover, her vocals aren't the only highlight: she is also a genius pianist and the horn arrangements are great. In my opinion, the best vocal jazz release of the nineties. A masterpiece."