2012 NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan's performances are always intriguing blends of imaginative music making and deeply felt, richly emotional story telling. More than many performing artists, she lays her life on the line with everything she sings. And more than any other jazz vocalist she reflects the power of the instrumentalists who shaped her musical life. She alone, it seems, can combine Rollins' drive and Parker's soaring invention with Ella's spunk and Billie's passion. Sheila has always enjoyed performing a duet with an acoustic bass and this recording with Harvie S shows off her immaculate phrasing and dead-on pitch on a dozen standards, all of which sound fresh and exciting. The more you hear by these two consummate artists, the more you will want to hear.
Sheila Jordan, vocals • Harvie S, bass
TRACKS: Yesterdays • Better Than Anything • The Very Thought of You • You Don't Know What Love Is • It Don't Mean a Thing • Fats Waller Medley • Mood Indigo • Waltz for Debby • I Concentrate On You • Lazy Afternoon • Blue Skies • Fred Astaire Medley
Better Than Anything
You Don't Know What Love Is
Fred Astaire Medley