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Subject: One of Johnny Mandel's most LUSH arrangements, though he did not write it, was his GRAMMY Award-winning effort he did on Shirley Horn's classic LP "Here's To LIfe". -I play it on a loop every week, so pretty! ...

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Date Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 04:57:05am
In reply to: RIP 's message, "This is another that hurts. ~Truly an iconic legend, known for his lush compositions and arrangements, “The Shadow of Your Smile” (OSCAR/GRAMMY winner), "Emily", "A Christmas Love Song", "M*A*S*H Theme Song", and did legendary conducting/arranging on classic LPs like complete Sinatra's "Ring-a-Ding-Ding!" and Natalie Cole's "Unforgettable"!. ..." on Tuesday, June 30, 04:47:21am

..."HERE's TO LIFE" is a 1992 studio album by Shirley Horn, arranged by Johnny Mandel (also the composer of three of the songs on the album),
who received a Grammy Award for "Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s)" on this album at 1993 Grammy ceremony.

The title track "Here's to Life" became Horn's signature song. The music was written by Artie Butler and the poignant lyrics were written by Phyllis Molinary. The lyric is known, world-wide, as one of her finest works and the song is considered a "modern day jazz standard." "If You Love Me" is her interpretation of the passionate "Hymne ŕ l'amour", made famous by Edith Piaf. "Summer" is the first English version of the Italian standard "Estate". Horn ordered English lyrics after hearing Joao Gilberto's version, which spread the song's worldwide fame.

"Here's To Life" (Written by (Artie Butler, Phyllis Molinary) ...BUT the BEST arrangement by Johnny MANDEL ...

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