The Main Ingredient (Shirley Horn album)

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The Main Ingredient
Studio album by Shirley Horn
Released 1995
Recorded May 15–18, 1995, Shirley Horn's home, Washington, D.C.
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 55:31
Label Verve
Producer Shirley Horn
Shirley Horn chronology
I Love You, Paris
(1994)I Love You, Paris1994
The Main Ingredient
Loving You
(1997)Loving You1997

The Main Ingredient is a 1995 studio album by Shirley Horn.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album four stars and said that "This Shirley Horn CD is a little unusual, as it was recorded at her home. The four sessions utilized some of her favorite musicians...As usual, virtually all of the songs are taken at slow tempos, with "All or Nothing at All" given a definitive treatment".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Blues for Sarge" (Ronald R. Dawson) – 4:16
  2. "The Look of Love" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 5:22
  3. "Keepin' Out of Mischief Now" (Andy Razaf, Fats Waller) – 3:46
  4. "The Meaning of the Blues" (Bobby Troup, Leah Worth) – 7:55
  5. "Here's Looking at You" (Carroll Coates) – 3:27
  6. "You Go to My Head" (John Frederick Coots, Haven Gillespie) – 9:08
  7. "Fever" (Eddie Cooley, John Davenport) – 4:42
  8. "Come in from the Rain" (Melissa Manchester, Carole Bayer Sager) – 4:50
  9. "Peel Me a Grape" (Dave Frishberg) – 2:55
  10. "All or Nothing at All" (Arthur Altman, Jack Lawrence) – 7:10



  1. ^ a b c "The Main Ingredient". Allmusic. Retrieved October 5, 2011.