℗ 2016 2xHD
 

Live at the 4 Queens

Shirley Horn

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1
Something Happens to Me
Shirley Horn; Charles Ables; Steve Williams
3:12
2
Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)
Shirley Horn; Charles Ables; Steve Williams
5:14
3
Just for a Thrill
Shirley Horn; Charles Ables; Steve Williams
5:10
4
Hi Fly
Shirley Horn; Charles Ables; Steve Williams
7:41
Something to Shout About  
5
You'd Be So Nice to Come Home to
Shirley Horn; Charles Ables; Steve Williams
3:51
6
Meditation
Shirley Horn; Charles Ables; Steve Williams
9:03
7
The Boy from Ipanema
Shirley Horn; Charles Ables; Steve Williams
5:22
Love Me Tonight  
8
Isn't it romantic?
Shirley Horn; Charles Ables; Steve Williams
12:10
9
Blues for Big Scotia
Shirley Horn; Charles Ables; Steve Williams
2:58
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    54:41
"Five Stars ... Horn's discography is light on live recordings, making Live at the 4 Queens an immediately valuable addition to her recorded oeuvre. It is a spirited recital of nine tunes ... Horn was in excellent health and voice during this period, showing off her ballad prowess ... a masterful performance ... one can never hear enough of unheard Shirley Horn."
- All About Jazz

"Songs are lucky when Shirley Horn chooses them. She honours melodies just by singing them unadorned, in a voice of honey and smoke; she enunciates every word, shaping small and large peaks with just a slight pause or a lingering vowel ... when the time comes to improvise, the song's emotion guides her; she drapes lyrics in bluesy curves and finds epiphanies in tender phrases."
- The New York Times

"Four Stars ... hypnotically intimate ... to sing and play piano brilliantly and simultaneously is quite something else. That’s what Shirley Horn did ... contains six typically subtle examples of her interplay between voice and piano, including a gloriously expansive version of the ballad, Lover Man. There are also two instrumentals, which reveal her power as a jazz soloist and her famous rapport with (her trio)."
- The Guardian

The first previously unreleased music by Shirley Horn in nearly a decade was recorded live at the 4 Queens Hotel in Las Vegas in May 1988 and feature Horn's longtime trio, bassist Charles Ables and drummer Steve Williams. The set was recorded by KNPR radio for a syndicated jazz show and captures the angora-voiced jazz singer and pianist at the very beginning of her resurgence on the jazz scene. Renowned for her inimitable ability to negotiate melodies and lyrics at an exquisitely unhurried pace, Horn applies her unique alchemy to classic and contemporary songs: when she sings a song, she changes the way it's heard forever.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz, 5.6448 MHz DSD – 2xHD Studio Masters

This album contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source.

For the 2xHD transfer of this recording, the original 1/4”, 15 ips NAB master tape was played on a Nagra-T modified with high end tube playback electronics, wired with OCC silver cable from the playback head direct to a Telefunken EF806 tube. The Nagra T has one of the best transports ever made, having four direct drive motors, two pinch rollers and a tape tension head.

We did an analogue transfer for each high-res sampling and A & B comparisons were made with the original LP, using the KRONOS turntable with a BLACK BEAUTY tone arm.

Each format (96 kHz, 192 kHz, DSD 2.8 mHz and DSD 5.6 mHz) was created using Merging Horus/Hapi A/D converter, calibrated to the required format and a dCS Vivaldi clock.

2xHD mastering: René Laflamme and André Perry
2xHD executive producer: André Perry

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