She was truly one of the best jazz singers,I`ve ever heard.
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I shed a tear this morning after listening to the first few cuts on "The Main Ingredient", an album that Shirley recorded in her D.C. home in 1996. A great mix of some of jazz's old cats and young lions, like the late Joe Henderson, Elvin Jones, Roy Hargrove, etc., jammin late at night and just enjoying making music. Shirley says: "This album is called The Main Ingredient because, for me, the main ingredient is the music". Amen sister.
Shirley was another artist that was "discovered" by Miles Davis, who then helped her become a mainstay on the jazz scene.
We continue to lose the great old jazz icons, thankfully we can still have their artistry around to enjoy and to warm our hearts.
Shirley Horn, rest In peace sweetheart.
Thanks Shirley, you will be missed.