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Radio & Podcasts

New Releases From Artemis, Musique Noire, Birthday Shoutouts to Carla Bley, Connie Crothers, Shirley Horn & More

Read "New Releases From Artemis, Musique Noire, Birthday Shoutouts to Carla Bley, Connie Crothers, Shirley Horn & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast includes new releases from Artemis, Luiz Millan, Musique Noire, Grace McNally, Mike Melito, Rickie Lee Jones, with a second single from Nicky Schrire, plus birthday shoutouts to Andrea Brachfeld, Gunhild Carling, Lincoln Briney, Carla Bley, Connie Crothers, KJ Denhert, Tania Maria and Shirley Horn, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by seeing them live and online. Purchase their music so they can continue to distract, comfort, provoke and inspire.Playlist Andrea ...

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Celebrating Jazz Foremothers Ma Rainey, Ella Fitzgerald, Blossom Dearie and Shirley Horn

Read "Celebrating Jazz Foremothers Ma Rainey, Ella Fitzgerald, Blossom Dearie and Shirley Horn" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast celebrates the first of May with new releases from the San Gabriel 7 featuring Sinne Eeg, Rebecca Martin, Sven Anderson and Jackie Messina, with birthday shoutouts to Duke Ellington, Ma Rainey, Ella Fitzgerald, Blossom Dearie and Shirley Horn, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during this time of pandemic so they can continue to distract, provoke, comfort and inspire.Playlist The DIVA Jazz Orchestra “Pure Imagination" from ...

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Birthday Celebrations for Shirley Horn and Judy Collins

Read "Birthday Celebrations for Shirley Horn and Judy Collins" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast celebrates songs about birds in the second hour plus birthday songbirds Judy Collins (who just turned 80) and the legendary Shirley Horn. New releases included vocalists Kalya Ramu, Holly Cole, Laurie Antonioli, Charles Ruggiero & Hilary Gardner, bassist Anne Mette Iversen, pianists Amina Figarova and Eric Reed, with more birthday shout outs to Bing Crosby, Connie Crothers, and Willie Nelson, among others. Playlist Ariel Pocock “Gonzalos Melody" from Living in Twilight (Justin Time ) 00:00 Kalya ...

Album Review

Shirley Horn: With Friends

Read "With Friends" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo


I dischi di Shirley Horn per la Verve hanno segnato per la cantante-pianista statunitense una seconda vita artistica, foriera di più ampi riconoscimenti. Questo doppio CD antologico enuclea alcuni degli episodi più rilevanti, dove lasciano il segno anche preziosi cammeo di Miles Davis, Joe Henderson, Toots Thielemans e Wynton Marsalis. In primo piano l'eterea sensualità del suo canto sussurrato, che dalle predilette formule in trio si apre soavemente ai timbri orchestrali di Johnny Mandell. Ne discende un percorso di grande ...

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Album Review

Shirley Horn: Shirley Horn Live at the 4 Queens

Read "Shirley Horn Live at the 4 Queens" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


“Horn did ballads and cool, understated ruminations better than anyone except her first champion, mentor and lifelong friend, trumpeter Miles Davis. Both were masters of silence and anticipation, but even Davis teased Horn about her pacing. 'You do 'em awful slow!' he once said.'" Richard Harrington, Washington Post. The incandescence that was Shirley Horn, and her central importance to jazz vocals, cannot be overstated. She was a master, like Miles Davis and Ahmad Jamal, at retaining ...

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Album Review

Shirley Horn Trio: Live At the 1994 Monterey Jazz Festival

Read "Live At the 1994 Monterey Jazz Festival" reviewed by Joel Roberts


No jazz singer ever sang as softly and slowly and with such subtle command as Shirley Horn. Her voice often just above a whisper, she forced audiences to hush up and pay attention as she delivered lyrics without flash or pretense, but with a knowing sense of life lived and dues paid.

Three years to the month of her passing in 2005, it’s a gift for Horn’s devotees to have a chance to hear this collection ...

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Album Review

Shirley Horn: Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

Read "Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz" reviewed by Andrew Rowan


An appearance on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz radio broadcast often sheds light on unexplored aspects of an artist's career as the host conducts her intrepid, conversational interviews. Here, we have both illuminating conversation and Shirley Horn's musical essence: heartfelt ballad singing at crawling tempos, spot-on piano accompaniment, and deep-in-the-keys swing. Unless she knew you well, Horn could be a reluctant conversationalist. In this setting, though, she sheds some light on her career and musical philosophy, saying that ...


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