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Sheila Jordan

American singer Sheila Jordan talks to Alyn Shipton in front of an audience at the Gateshead International Jazz Festival 2009 to select the highlights from her catalogue.

American singer Sheila Jordan joins Alyn Shipton in front of an audience at the Gateshead International Jazz Festival 2009 to select the highlights from her half-century as arguably one of the most adventurous and individual singers in jazz. The programme features her minimal settings and explorations of timbre and timing, from her 1960s classic Portrait of Sheila to her most recent recordings.

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Sun 1 Nov 2009 00:00

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  • Sheila Jordan with Peter Ind

    Yesterdays

    Composer: Jerome Kern/Otto Harbach Performers: Sheila Jordan (vocals), Ronnie Ball (piano), Al Shackman (guitar), Peter Ind (bass) Recorded: New York, 1961

    • Looking Out.
    • Wave.
    • CD 111, Tr 3.
  • Sheila Jordan

    Am I Blue

    Composer: Harry Akst/Grant Clark Performers: Sheila Jordan (vocals), Barry Galbraith (guitar), Steve Swallow (bass), Denzil Best (drums) Recorded: New York, Sept/Oct 1962

    • Portrait of Sheila.
    • Blue Note.
    • CDP 7 89002 2, Tr 3.
  • George Russell, with Sheila Jordan

    You Are My Sunshine

    Composer: Jimmie Davis/Charles Mitchell Performers: Sheila Jordan (voice), George Russell (piano), Don Ellis (trumpet), Garnett Brown (trombone), Paul Plummner (tenor sax), Steve Swallow (bass), Pete La Roca (drums) Recorded: New York, Aug 1962

    • The Outer View.
    • Riverside.
    • OJCCD 616-2, Tr 5.
  • Sheila Jordan

    Anthropology

    Composer: Charlie Parker Performers: Sheila Jordan (vocals), Kenny Barron (piano), Harvie Swartz (bass), Ben Riley (drums) Recorded: 1989

    • Lost and Found.
    • Muse.
    • 5390, Tr 5.
  • Sheila Jordan and Mark Murphy

    One for Junior

    Composer: Sheila Jordan/Mark Murphy Performers: Mark Murphy (vocals), Kenny Barron (piano), Harvie Swartz (bass), Ben Riley (drums)

    • One for Junior.
    • MCD 5489, Tr 3.
  • Sheila Jordan

    Out to Sea

    Composer: Tom Harrell/Cheryl Pyle, arr. A Broadbent Performers: Sheila Jordan (vocals), Harvie Swartz (bass), Marvin Smitty Smith (drums), Hiraga String Quartet

    • Heart Strings.
    • Muse.
    • MR 5468, Tr 2.
  • Sheila Jordan

    Reel Time

    Composer: Chris Lee Performers: Sheila Jordan, Theo Bleckmann (vocals), Steve Kuhn (piano), David Finck (bass), Billy Drummond (drums) Recorded: New York, 1-2 April 1998

    • Jazz Child.
    • High Note.
    • 7029, Tr 3.
  • Sheila Jordan

    The Touch of Your Lips

    Composer: Ray Noble Performers: Sheila Jordan (vocals), Tom Harrell (trumpet), Steve Kuhn (piano), David Finck (bass), Billy Drummond (drums) Recorded: June 2002

    • Little Song.
    • High Note.
    • 7096, Tr 11.
  • Sheila Jordan

    Sheila's Blues

    Composer: Jordan Performers: Sheila Jordan (vocals), Cameron Brown (bass) Recorded: Nov 2004

    • Celebration.
    • High Note.
    • 7136, Tr 17.
  • Sheila Jordan

    The Crossing

    Composer: Jordan Performers: Sheila Jordan (vocals), Steve Amirault (piano), Keiran Overs (bass), Andre White (drums) Recorded: Feb 2008.

    • Winter Sunshine.
    • Justin Time.
    • 233-2, Tr 11.

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