Sheila Jordan Portrait of Sheila Jordan

Portrait of Sheila Jordan
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CD Details

  • Released: June 9, 1989
  • Label: Blue Note Records


  • 1.Falling in Love With Love
  • 2.If You Could See Me Now
  • 3.Am I Blue?
  • 4.Dat Dere
  • 5.When the World Was Young
  • 6.Let's Face the Music and Dance
  • 7.Laugh, Clown, Laugh
  • 8.Who Can I Turn to?
  • 9.Baltimore Oriole
  • 10.I'm a Fool to Want You
  • 11.Hum Drum Blues
  • 12.Willow Weep For Me

Product Description:

Personnel: Sheila Jordan (vocals); Barry Galbraith (guitar); Steve Swallow (bass); Denzil Best (drums).
Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on September 19 and October 12, 1962. Includes liner notes by Nat Hentoff.
PORTAIT OF SHEILA is one of the finest jazz vocal debut albums ever released. By 1962, however, this kind of straight jazz singing had started to become, if not exactly pass‚, more of an esoteric specialty, overtaken by bossa nova, the folk craze, the civil rights movement, free jazz, et al. (Which may be one reason why the sterling Sheila Jordan always had to keep her day job as a secretary.) That aside, this is a spontaneous-sounding, enthusiastic session of an already accomplished young singer. Jordan's girlish voice suits the kid-speak of Oscar Brown Jr.'s "Dat Dere" perfectly, but it is also a supple and virtuosic instrument on just about any kind of song ("Falling In Love With Love," "Laugh, Clown, Laugh"). The equally deft accompaniment of guitarist Barry Galbraith, bassist Steve Swallow, and drummer Denzil Best (an original bebopper) keeps the music fresh, alive, and nearly dancelike.

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  • UPC: 077778900221
  • Shipping Weight: 0.23/lbs (approx)
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