I Remember Miles

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I Remember Miles
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Studio album by Shirley Horn
Released June 9, 1998
Recorded December 5–7, 1997
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 52:54
Label Verve
Producer Shirley Horn, Richard Seidel, Sheila Mathis
Shirley Horn chronology
Loving You
(1997)Loving You1997
I Remember Miles
(1998)
You're My Thrill
(2001)You're My Thrill2001

I Remember Miles is a 1998 studio album by Shirley Horn, recorded in tribute to Miles Davis.[1] The album cover illustration was a drawing Davis had once done of them both.[2][3]

Horn's performance on this album won her the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance at the 41st Grammy Awards.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Allmusic review by Richard S. Ginell awarded the album three stars and said that "... Horn's understated, laconic, deceptively casual ballad manner is a natural fit for the brooding Miles persona, and she doesn't have to change a thing in this relaxed, wistfully sung, solidly played collection...In a sad way, the very idea of a Miles tribute is an oxymoronic denial of the ever-restless spirit of this genius who didn't believe in looking backwards. But Shirley Horn certainly serves the man's sensitive side well".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "My Funny Valentine" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 5:33
  2. "I Fall in Love Too Easily" (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) – 5:39
  3. "Summertime" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward) – 4:59
  4. "Baby Won't You Please Come Home" (Charles Warfield, Clarence Williams) – 7:21
  5. "This Hotel" (Johnny Keating, Richard Quine) – 3:37
  6. "I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'" (Gershwin, Gershwin, Heyward) – 3:39
  7. "Basin Street Blues" (Williams) – 5:28
  8. "My Man's Gone Now" (Gershwin, Gershwin, Heyward) – 10:39
  9. "Blue in Green" (Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Al Jarreau) – 5:59

Personnel[edit]

Performance
Production
  • Chika Azuma – artwork, design
  • Sheila Mathis – assistant producer
  • Dave Baker – engineer, mixing
  • Ira Gitler – liner notes
  • Duncan Stanbury – mastering
  • Richard Seidel – producer
  • Camille Tominaro – production coordination

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "I Remember Miles". Allmusic. Retrieved October 3, 2011. 
  2. ^ Adam Bernstein, "Mesmerizing Jazz Singer and Pianist", The Washington Post, October 22, 2005.
  3. ^ "Shirley Horn – I Remember Miles" at Discogs.