Here's To Life: Shirley Horn With Strings
by Shirley Horn
Released: Jan 1992
Label: Verve Records
A fruitful, emotionally rich meeting with arranger Johnny Mandel, the title track became a new standard, while Horn had people wondering why George Gershwin's "Isn't It a Pity" and Dorothy Parker's "How Am I to Know" hadn't hit the same status long ago. Horn also cuts a number of Mandel classics, including a subtly devastating reading of "Quietly There."