Here's to Life

Here's to Life

by Shirley HornShirley Horn

CD(German Import)

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Shirley Horn's meeting with a string section and an orchestra arranged by Johnny Mandel has some exquisite moments although sometimes it is just overly sweet. Horn recorded with her trio (which includes bassist Charles Ables and drummer Steve Williams) first, emphasizing slow ballads. Mandel used the pianist-vocalist's improvisations and chord voicings as the basis for his charts and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis took guest solos on "A Time for Love" and "Quietly There." Shirley Horn fans will love this CD (which includes such numbers as "Here's To Life," "How Am I To Know" and "If You Love Me") but no real surprises or contrast occurs.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/10/2009
Label: Imports
UPC: 0602498840382
catalogNumber: 904396
Rank: 47373

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shirley Horn   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Alan Broadbent   Piano
Steve Kujala   Flute,Woodwind
Lanny Morgan   Woodwind
Jim Walker   Flute
John Chiodini   Guitar
Bruce Dukov   Violin
Marilyn Baker   Viola
Richard Todd   Horn,French Horn
Charles Ables   Bass
Arnold Belnick   Violin
Samuel Boghossian   Viola
Larry Bunker   Percussion,Vibes
Gene Cipriano   Woodwind
Ronald Clark   Violin
Luis Conte   Percussion,Bird Calls
Ronald Cooper   Cello
Larry Corbett   Cello
Rollice Dale   Viola
Isabelle Daskoff   Violin
Joel Derouin   Violin
Jon "JD" Dickson   French Horn
Chuck Domanico   Bass
Assa Drori   Violin,Concert Master
Jerry Epstein   Viola
Henry Ferber   Violin
Frederick Seykora   Cello
Pamela Goldsmith   Viola
Clayton Haslop   Violin
Todd Hemmenway   Cello
Reginald Hill   Violin
Igor Horoshevsky   Cello
Jean Hugo   Violin
Anne Karam   Cello
Eddie Karam   Conductor
Dennis Karmazyn   Cello
Roland Kato   Viola
Peter Kent   Violin
Brian Leonard   Violin
Rene Mandel   Violin
Gordon Marron Strings   Violin
Wynton Marsalis   Trumpet,Vocals
Harvey Mason   Percussion,Drums
Bruce Morgenthaler   String Bass
Jack Nimitz   Woodwind
Don Palmer   Violin
Dorothy Remsen   Harp
Jay Rosen   Violin
James Ross   Viola
Haim Shtrum   Violin
Eve Sprecher   Violin
Bob Tricarico   Woodwind
Ian Underwood   Synthesizer
Gerald Vinci   Violin,Concert Master
Brad Warnaar   French Horn
James Walker   Woodwind
Steve Williams   Drums
Evan Wilson   Viola
Shari Zippert   Violin
Gayle Levant   Harp
Marilyn L. Johnson   French Horn
Mark Stevens   Percussion
Susan Ranney   String Bass
James V. Ross   Viola
Suzie Katayama   Cello
Mari Tsumura-Botnick   Violin
Terrence "Bearwolf" Williams   Drums
Steve Williams   Drums
Steve "Syco Steve" Williams   Drums
Mark Stevens   Percussion
Jeffrey DeRosa   French Horn
David Duke   French Horn
Marc Sazer   Violin
Ralph Morrison   Violin

Technical Credits

Dimitri Tiomkin   Composer
Shirley Horn   Arranger
Chris Thompson   Artwork
John Wallowitch   Composer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Artie Butler   Composer
Johnny Mandel   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Schmitt   Engineer
Richard Seidel   Executive Producer
Joel E. Siegel   Composer,Liner Notes
Ned Washington   Composer
Michael Bays   Art Direction
Bruno Martino   Composer
Chris Thompson   Art Direction
Marguerite Monnot   Composer
Bruno Brighetti   Composer
Michael Etchart   Producer
David Baker   Engineer
Phyllis Molinary   Composer
Geoffrey Parsons   Composer

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