Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Shirley Horn- He's Gone Again

The MP3 is gone.

I never felt entirely welcome in Shirley Horn's rarified musical world. She was cool and sophisticated; I have dirt under my fingernails. The jazz musician died on October 20. This exceedingly quiet piece from The Garden of the Blues is a fine example of her delicate style. It's a portrait of heartbreak in formal wear. (Note- song is 6:10.)

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