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Horn, who died in 2005, was a jazz singer and pianist whose style's watchword is "intimacy." Her vocal manner is akin to Miles Davis' trumpet style: not technically flashy, but definitively setting the song's mood. Indeed, it was Davis who discovered Horn in 1960 and who became an admirer despite his well-known dislike of vocalists generally. Horn was never a big record-seller, but she was well-respected by her peers.

Shirley Horn is also known for her distinctly slow tempos… read more

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  • She's my thrill
  • loko
  • It's May 1st. Happy Birthday, Shirley Horn! ♥♫ ♪
  • I am in LOVE with the sound of her voice ♪ <3 ♪♪ She's so amazing, just so beautiful.
  • Great jazz singer!
  • Queen Latifah in jazz mode seems to have taken a lot of notes from Shirley Horn.
  • Why it's so hard to find her albuns?
  • Probably my favorite Jazz Singer with Jeanne Lee and Eva Carlson.
  • Shirley's voice is out of this world. I love it.
  • One of the finest. Listened to her 1000 times or more according to iTunes. She is so mysterious and enigmatic. The music, it just does something to you. She's magical! Thanks for the magic Shirley, I'll always remember you.

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