Shirley Horn: Close Enough for Love 1989 CD-New $49.99


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Shirley Valerie Horn (May 1, 1934 – October 20, 2005) was an American jazz singer and pianist. She collaborated with many jazz musicians including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Toots Thielemans, Ron Carter, Carmen McRae, Wynton Marsalis and others. She was most noted for her ability to accompany herself with nearly incomparable independence and ability on the piano while singing, something described by arranger Johnny Mandel as “like having two heads”, and for her rich, lush voice, a smoky contralto, which was described by noted producer and arranger Quincy Jones as “like clothing, as she seduces you with her voice”.

Close Enough for Love is a 1989 studio album by Shirley Horn. It was her second album; her first studio album, was on the Verve Records label.

In his review for Allmusic, Scott Yanow wrote: “Performing with her usual trio…and guest tenor Buck Hill on five of the 13 tracks, Horn is heard in definitive form throughout these studio sessions.”

Video: Shirley Horn – Once I Loved 1989


  1. A Beautiful Friendship” (Donald Kahn, Stanley Styne) – 3:42
  2. I Got Lost in His Arms” (Irving Berlin) – 4:15
  3. “Baby, Baby All the Time” (Bobby Troup) – 2:40
  4. Close Enough for Love” (Johnny Mandel, Paul Williams) – 4:44
  5. This Can’t Be Love” (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 2:45
  6. I Wanna Be Loved” (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Billy Rose) – 4:29
  7. Come Fly with Me” (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 4:00
  8. Once I Loved (O Amor en Paz)” (Vinícius de Moraes, Ray Gilbert, Antonio Carlos Jobim) – 6:50
  9. But Beautiful” (Johnny Burke, Van Heusen) – 4:32
  10. Get Out of Town” (Cole Porter) – 2:42
  11. Memories of You” (Eubie Blake, Andy Razaf) – 7:23
  12. It Could Happen to You” (Burke, Van Heusen) – 2:48
  13. “So I Love You” (Carroll Coates) – 3:15

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Weight 6 oz
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 1 in