The Horn/Mandel collaboration on 1992's "Here's to Life" is no less sublime, inspired, and miraculous than the best work of Sinatra/Riddle ("Only the Lonely") or Miles Davis/Gil Evans ("Sketches of Spain"). There's not a false note on that album, which for many listeners is the most essential recording of the past 20 years, if not since "Kind of Blue." "You're My Thrill" is certainly a worthy sequel, and some listeners may even prefer the walking bass tempos that appear on several tracks featuring just Shirley and rhythm section. But the high points, once again, are the nuanced harmonies and whispered counter melodies Mandel is able to incorporate with the trio's offerings--orchestrations that succeed not merely in being unobtrusive but actually contribute to the sense of silence, of meditative reflectiveness and suspended animation. Overall, the results on this collaboration are not quite as consistent and satisfying as on the earlier meeting, and there are far fewer spinetingling moments. Shirley's voice evidences a bit more strain, the song choices are not quite as surprising and revelatory (Peggy Lee's reading of "You're My Thrill" on the album "Black Coffee" is one for the ages), and the programming concept--going for a bit more "variety"--is not as daring. Pick this one up, but by no means should it be a priority over "Here's to Life."