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Shirley Horn’s Trio Featured on Newly Released 1988 Live Set

Shirley Horn: Live at the 4 QueensA live performance from the late, great jazz vocalist and pianist Shirley Horn has been remastered and released as Live at the 4 Queens.

The May 2, 1988 show at the 4 Queens Hotel & Casino featured Horn in her longstanding trio of bassist Charles Ables (d. 2001, and who switched from guitar to bass to join her group) and drummer Steve Williams, and was recorded for the Las Vegas radio station KNPR’s weekly show, “Monday Night Jazz.”

The live package includes not only the 52-minute set, but also a 56-page booklet with rare photos, essays, and interviews with those connected to Horn, who died in 2005, and her group. The live recording also marks the first Horn release in a decade.

Live at the 4 Queens is available on CD and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Live at the 4 Queens Track List:

  1. Hi-Fly
  2. You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To
  3. Meditation (Meditação)
  4. The Boy from Ipanema
  5. Isn’t It Romantic?
  6. Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be?)
  7. Something Happens to Me
  8. Just for a Thrill
  9. Blues for Big Soctia