Shirley Horn A Lazy Afternoon

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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1994
  • Label: Steeplechase

Tracks:

  • Buy for $1.291.I'm Old Fashioned
  • Buy for $1.292.There's No You
  • Buy for $1.293.New York's My Home
  • Buy for $1.294.Why Did I Choose You?
  • Buy for $1.295.Take a Little Time to Smile
  • Buy for $1.296.Lazy Afternoon
  • 7.Gentle Rain
  • Buy for $1.298.Gra'ma's Hands
  • Buy for $1.299.I'll Go My Way by Myself

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One of a series of recordings that helped Shirley Horn relaunch her career after taking time off to raise her daughter, A Lazy Afternoon is a fine studio set with bassist Buster Williams and drummer Billy Hart. An always effective vocalist who provided her own top-notch accompaniment on piano, Horn's almost conversational style of singing works very well whether she is swinging an oldie like "I'm Old Fashioned" or delivering a lush, infectious interpretation of a ballad like "A Lazy Afternoon." In addition to well-known material, she uncovers lost gems like Gordon Jenkins' "New York's My Home" (delivered in a narrative-like style that has a funky flavor) and Peggy Lee's neglected swinging song "Take a Little Time to Smile." The one instrumental is an extended workout of Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Gentle Rain." If there's a weak track on the date, it is Bill Withers' "Gra'ma's Hands," as even her best effort at casting it in a slow blues-gospel arrangement doesn't overcome the repetitious nature of the composition, a frequent problem with adapting Withers' work into a jazz setting. ~ Ken Dryden

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  • UPC: 716043111121
  • Shipping Weight: 0.20/lbs (approx)
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