Taking Her Own Sweet Time

Jazz singer Shirley Horn makes an unforgettable arrival

Jazz life on dream street: days of drizzly twilight, long spiky nights of taking a nick off Nirvana with a piano run or a horn solo, walking arm in arm into a rainy dawn with your next sad love affair. Meanwhile, real life on ! Lawrence Street: a two-story frame house in a working-class neighborhood of Washington. The den extension and the enlarged kitchen were not built by the man of the house, Shep Deering, but by his wife, who is handy with a hammer and saw. Her husband of 35 years still works as a mechanic for the Metropolitan Transit...

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