Sheila Jordan – Portrait Of Sheila (1963/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 39:38 minutes | 1,39 GB | Genre: Jazz
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Portrait Of Sheila is the jazz singer’s widely acclaimed debut. Joined by Barry Galbraith, Steve Swallow and Denzil Best, the recording is one of Blue Note’s first vocal albums. Her distinguished tone dazzles on tunes including “Hum Drum Blues,” “Falling In Love With Love,” “Dat Dere” and more. This pivotal classic is included on The Penguin Guide to Jazz’s “Core Collection” and remains one of the finest jazz vocal debuts ever recorded.
Sheila Jordan’s debut recording was one of the very few vocal records made for Blue Note during Alfred Lion’s reign. Accompanied by the subtle guitarist Barry Galbraith, bassist Steve Swallow, and drummer Denzil Best, Jordan sounds quite distinctive, cool-toned, and adventurous during her classic date. Her interpretations of Oscar Brown, Jr.’s “Hum Drum Blues” and 11 standards (including “Falling in Love With Love,” “Dat Dere,” “Baltimore Oriole,” and “I’m a Fool to Want You”) are both swinging and haunting. Possibly because of her originality, Sheila Jordan would not record again for over a dozen years, making this highly recommended set quite historic.
01 – Falling In Love With Love
02 – If You Could See Me Now
03 – Am I Blue?
04 – Dat Dere
05 – When The World Was Young
06 – Let’s Face The Music And Dance
07 – Laugh! Clown! Laugh!
08 – Who Can I Turn To Now
09 – Baltimore Oriole
10 – I’m A Fool To Want You
11 – Hum Drum Blues
12 – Willow Weep For Me