Sheila Jordon Portrait Of Sheila on LP
Blue Note 75th Anniversary Reissue Hand-Selected by President, Don Was Based on New York Times Reader Recommendations!
Right in time for Jazz Appreciation Month the Blue Note LP series continues on with five new titles. During the Blue Note 75th anniversary celebration the label released 100 essential Blue Note LPs and asked New York Times readers what titles they'd like to see make the list. Five new reissues were hand-selected by Blue Note President, Don Was, based on New York Times reader recommendations including Sheila Jordon's 1963 debut Portrait Of Sheila.
One of only two vocal jazz records Blue Note cut during Alfred Lion's tenure for the label and Jordon's last album under her own name before a dozen year hiatus, the moving Portrait Of Sheila finds the young singer in fine form supported by a sympathetic trio of Barry Galbraith (guitar), Steve Swallow (bass) and Denzil Best (drums). Includes compellingly distinct takes on Oscar Brown Jr.'s "Hum Drum Blues" and further standards from the likes of Rodgers & Hart, Johnny Mercer and Irving Berlin.
Sheila Jordon (vocals)
Barry Galbraith (guitar)
Steve Swallow (bass)
Denzil Best (drums)