Shirley Horn -Trio-
A Lazy Afternoon

  1 x LP   180grs   33⅓rpm   

2005 EU reissue on 180g LP -A fine studio, with an oldie like "I'm Old Fashioned", a ballad like "A Lazy Afternoon." Gordon Jenkins' "New York's My Home" and Peggy Lee's "Take a Little Time to Smile." Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Gentle Rai...

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Release date: 29-05-2005 (Originally released in 1978)

2005 EU reissue on 180g LP - 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.

A1 Im Old Fashioned
A2 Theres No You
A3 New Yorks My House
A4 Why Did I Choose You
A5 Take A Little Time To Smile

B1 Lazy Afternoon
B2 Gentle Rain
B3 Gra Mas Hands
B4 Ill Go My Way By Myself

Charles Ables- bass
Billy Hart-drums
Shirley Horn -piano vocal

Regarded as the premiere singing pianist in jazz since Nat King Cole Shirley Horn is the greatest living jazz vocalist and perhaps the best selfaccompanying jazz performer of all time She created a unique penetrating style of playing and singing with an ability to connect with her audience at the most heartfelt level

Lazy Afternoon is a perfect song for her sensual dreamy and quietly dramatic Apparently this very album was the first after 10 years of norecording AND in fact her recording debut as a selfaccompanying 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

Discs: 1
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): 180grs
Speed(33,45): 33
Label: Steeple Chase
Originally released: 1978
This release: 2005
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