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A Lazy Afternoon

1 Jan 1986 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan 1986
  • Label: SteepleChase
  • Copyright: (c) 1986 SteepleChase Productions ApS
  • Total Length: 42:23
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  • ASIN: B002RAEBBU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 138,720 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By smoky on 1 Feb 2011
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I have nearly every album Shirley Horn has made during her long career and this is simply her best one.
Beside being a great song stylist Ms. Horn was the perfect pianist for herself ( and probably any soloist).

She sounds very inspired in the studio by her long -time partner Billy Hart on drums and the superb Buster Williams on bass. These two can not only cook with Miles and Herbie Hancock but to accompany singer as well (not as common ability as one might think)

I love all the songs on this album and have been listening to them repeatedly for many years.

This must be high on the list of the very best in vocal jazz of any aficionado.

Recommended without any reservations!
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As a devoted Shirley Horn fan I would rate this in her top Five Albums Recorded when she was at her best with a nice mixture of ballads & Slightly swinging standards.
Its also great to have a single instrumental of Shirley on "Gentle Rain" showing her excellent piano skills.
Only fault is short running time of 42.27 otherwise I'd give it FIVE STARS!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Heavenly 14 May 2002
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Format: Audio CD
I am so glad Amazon has made this gem available to all of us! Shirley Horn is the greatest living jazz vocalist and perhaps the best self-accompanying jazz performer of all time. This album marks the beginning of her mature period as a perfomer. "Lazy Afternoon" is a perfect song for her: sensual, dreamy and quietly dramatic. I would buy her more recent albums on Verve first, but once she's cast her spell over you, this a great addition to your collection.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
The album that announced Horn's breakthrough! 10 April 2007
By Wim Durang - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Apparently, this very album was the first after 10 years of no-recording. AND in fact her recording debut as a self-accompanying singer, as we know her all now.

It displayed her mature style and versatility (she swings, soars and entrances). On the strength of this album Shirley Horn began to receive invitations to tour, which resulted in the succesful career when, 9 years later, Verve Music signed her and she finally started a full-time performer life.

My favourite tracks here are "Why Did I Choose You?" (a typically powerful Horn interpretation), the title track, and "New York's My Home".

While I was so glad to find she recorded the great Brazilian standard "Gentle rain", it's eventually no real disillusion that she doesn't sing this one; her instrumental rendition gives us no less than 10 minutes of atmosphere!

(4 stars for a Shirley Horn album, 5 stars for a jazz album)
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